Year: 1975 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.5, no.2, (Summer 1975), p.98-103 SIEC No: 19832967

In a sample of 87 hospitalized suicide attempters, a hopelessness scale was found to be significantly better than a depression inventory as an indicator of suicidal risk. Hopelessness also correlated better than depression with self-ratings of the attenuation of the desire to go on living.