Year: 1980 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.10, no.1, (1980), p.10-23 SIEC No: 19831865

This paper reviews the literature which relates to the role of social isolation in suicide. Major areas reviewed include theories on suicide & social isolation, measures of social isolation & empirical studies which concern the relationship of social isolation to suicide. Social isolation seems to be related to suicidal behaviors in a direct & fundamental way. Implications for helping contacts and the community are addressed.