Year: 1984 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.69, no.5, (May 1984), p.416-419 SIEC No: 19850924

The authors report on socio-demographic characteristics, methods & associated causes among 110 suicides attempters seen by them in Nairobi. Attempted suicide is still an offence in Kenya, like it is in other Third World Countries. A profile of a typical young person who attempts to take his/her life is described & some relevant aspects of “parasuicide” are discussed.