Year: 1966 Source: Time, v.88, (November 25 1966), p.42-43 SIEC No: 19840247

This essay examines rates of suicide, some risk factors & seasonal influences that may affect the incidence of suicide. Psychological & sociological theories, especially those of Freud & Durkheim, are reviewed & historical changes in attitudes toward suicide are discussed. The essay ends with a brief review of suicide prevention efforts. (0 refs.) (MM)