Year: 1982 Source: Military Medicine, v.147, (October 1982), p.843-847 SIEC No: 19831619

Compiled a 3rd biennium of data on suicide in the US Army. The annual crude suicide rate per 100000 soldiers-at-risk for 1979-80 was found to be 11.6, a drop of 3.2 points from 1977-8. Demographic data & information on circumstance surrounding the suicide were also made available. Analysis of the victim’s psychosocial situation showed remarkable consistecy in the 3 time-periods studied & pointed to a love-object dyadic relationship in near or total collapse in the presuicide soldier.