Year: 1985 Source: Crisis, v.6, no.2, (1985), p.63-77 SIEC No: 19860196

This article reports on the meanings & experiences of suicidal behaviors in a general population. Respondents (n=679) were adults who resided in a large urban community in western Canada. Reports of suicidal ideation & suicidal actions were much higher than reported in previous studies. Stress due to marked drop of income, the Beck Hopelessness Scale & history of suicidal behavior in a family member were strongly associated with suicidal ideas, but not actions. Other findings are discussed.