Year: 1978 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.8, no.1, (Spring 1978), p.3-13 SIEC No: 19831386

Interviewed 18 multiple suicide attempters (mean age 26.1 yrs). Family & friends constitute the categories most important in informal labeling. Labeling by them was measured through a series of behavioral scales. It was hypothesized that the greater the labeling by each of these categories & the greater the “self-concept as suicidal” the greater the likelihood of recurrence of attempted suicide. Labeling by family & friends was found to be significantly related to repeated suicide attempts.