Year: 1982 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.12, no.1, (1982), p.46-51 SIEC No: 19831441

The Indochinese refugees have experienced more devastation than most Americans will know in a lifetime. The emotional scars imprinted in the minds of these people do not disappear upon arrival into a neutral country. Rather, these psychological problems can show themselves as suicidal preoccupation or attempts. This paper stresses related variables observed in those Indochinese people contemplating suicide in a sample of 4,192 refugees. Author concludes that multiple determinants were involved.