Year: 1974 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.124, (1974), p.460-469 SIEC No: 19820462

720 subjects from a general population survey were interviewed as to occurrence of 5 degrees of suicidal feelings. 8.9% reported them in the past year. Results include: in 3.5% maximum intensity consisted of feelings that life was not worthwhile; 2.8% reached the point of wishing themselves dead, etc. Those who had suicidal feelings reported more minor psychiatric symptoms, were more socially isolated, less religious, more likely female, experienced more stressful events & more somatic illness.