Year: 1981 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (11th: 1981: Paris), pp.533-537 SIEC No: 19850243

Two controlled studies of parental loss & family disorganization indicate that parental loss is an important predisposing variable in subsequent ideation, suicidal attempts & family instability. In the attempter group, study 2 revealed a higher percentage of parental loss & family instability.