Year: 1973 Source: Life-Threatening Behavior, v.3, no.2, (Summer 1973), p.95-104 SIEC No: 19820647

In this study 43 multiple suicide attempters were compared with 96 single attempters. Multiple attempters made their initial attempt at a lower lethal level (risk-rescue rating), had a more intense history of prior psychiatric treatment and more extensive follow up than single attempters. No differences were found with regards to sex, race, religion or marital status. Receiving treatment was found to lower lethality of second attempt.