Year: 1956 Source: Newsweek, v.47, no.61, (February 20 1956), p.61 SIEC No: 19841062

This article notes the increase in suicide rates in western countries from 1946-1953. The differing religious attitudes toward suicide are described and it is pointed out that predominantly Cathololic countries appear to have lower rates of suicide than do Protestant nations. Christian church attitudes toward suicide and Christian burial are briefly discussed.