Year: 1986 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.16, no.1, (Spring 1986), p.40-45 SIEC No: 19860832

Near-death experiences (NDEs) have been reported to reduce suicidal ideation, despite their “romanticization” of death. Among 61 consecutive hospital admissions for attempted suicide, 16 patients, reported NDEs precipitated by the attempt. NDEs were not significantly associated with any demographic factors. In light of the frequency of NDEs following attempted sucide, further studies are indicated in regard to the effect of those experiences on subsequent suicidal behavior. 17 REFS. (NBB)