Year: 1984 Source: Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa, v.9, no.1, (March 1984), p.42-44 SIEC No: 19850721

Amongst 90 psychiatric patient suicides, significantly more of the men shot themselves while significantly more of the women overdosed or drowned. Half of the outpatients who committed suicide did so within a week of their last psychiatric appointment. Almost half of the patients who committed suicide, who had been hospitalized in a psychiatric unit in their last period of contact, suicided within a month of discharge. The implications of these findings are discussed.