Year: 1969 Source: British Journal of Preventive Social Medicine, v.23, no.3, (1969), p.190-195 SIEC No: 19840505

A survey is reported of all cases of attempted suicide and suicidal gestures arriving at a general hospital over a period of one year. Attention is drawn to the great increase in the numbers of these cases in recent years and the strain which they place upon the hospital and community services. The need for preventive measures is stressed and some possible ones are discussed.