Year: 1967 Source: Geriatrics, v.22, (1967), p.175-181 SIEC No: 19820139

Bennett sees the suicidal “impulse as coming from within” and, many attempts as not seeking death, “but relief from their intolerable predicament”. Among those with “depressive mental illness”, the need is to determine those at risk. He pinpoints several factors to focus upon ranging from the history of attempts to the involvement with alcohol or barbiturates. His hope for success is in public education, which either has not worked well or has not been tried thoroughly since 1967.(GW)