Year: 1978 Source: Mental Health Society, v.5, no.1-2, (April 1978), p.14-22 SIEC No: 19832064

Data are presented on 270 consecutive cases of suicide attempts examined by a psychiatrist in a community general hospital’s emergency room in Tel Aviv, Isreal, during the years 1972-1974. The rates were 55:100,000 42:100,000 and 33:100,000 respectively. The male-female ratio was 1:4. Predominantly youg women having emotional problems used an overdosage of tranguilizers in an attempt to secure help. The second category of patients attempting suicide were males suffering from mental illness.