Year: 1986 Source: New Directions in Religion and Aging, v.3, no.1-2, (1986), p.165-179 SIEC No: 19860201

This article shares the author’s research & reflections on the subject of suicide among the elderly. 3 questions are addressed: What are some of the recent findings regarding incidence & reasons for such suicides; What has been the Judeo-Christian attitude toward suicide throughout the centuries & up to the present day; and what future steps will be necessary if the religious community is to respond worthily to the challenge of elderly suicides? (33 refs.)