Year: 1975 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.9, no.3, (1975), p.201 SIEC No: 19840990

Suicide prevention efforts must be directed at persons who are potentially suicidal. Such persons are characterized by things like illness, especially psychiatric illness; seeming recovery from depression; increase in barbiturate or alcohol intake; previous suicide attempts; communication of suicidal ideals & preoccupation with death; older age; being separated; divorced, or widowed; & the anniversary of a significant person’s death. (14 refs.) (RM)