Year: 1972 Source: Journal of Social Psychology, v.86, (1972), p.175-179 SIEC No: 19832705

206 consecutive admissions to a South London hospital were followed up over an 18 month period; 25 of these were among Blacks. Data were compared with a matched control sample of native-born Whites. Black suicide was significantly associated with younger age, acute situational stress & discharge without psychiatric referral. Race was a significant predictor of repeated attempts in patients who did not receive psychiatric & social support at the time of the initial attempt.