Year: 1977 Source: Psychological Reports, v.40, no.3, (1977), p.807-810 SIEC No: 19831933

The purpose of this study was to assess the relation of loneliness present & future loneliness, to seasonality of suicide attempts. The 110 subjects were persons who attempted suicide during 1 month in a 12-month period. Seasonally the maximum frequencies of occurrence were in spring & winter. It was speculated that persons may actually postpone acts of attempted suicide in order to participate & become emotionally involved in important annual ceremonies.