Year: 1982 Source: Military Medicine, v.147, no.10, (October 1982), p.818-819,827-830 SIEC No: 19831657

Marine Corps recruits in basic training who were seen for mental health evaluation were divided into 3 groups: those who had made a suicide gesture, non-suicidal disciplinary problem types, & routine administrative referrals. Among the suicide attempters, the most frequently employed method of self-injury was poisoning with either household products or prescribed drugs. Reported reasons for the attempts centered on the stresses of boot camp & a desire to effect immediate discharge.