Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (13th: 1985: Vienna), 4p. SIEC No: 19861141

Presented are findings from a study of suicide focusing on rural & urban factors, & was conducted in the city of turin & surrounding district for the years 1977-81. Rates of suicide increased as distance from the city of Turin increased. Hanging was more common in rural areas & jumping was most common in Turin. An unexpected finding was that the urban centre appeared to have a protective value in that rates were lower than in distant villages where life had been viewed as less stressful. (NBB)