Year: 1985 Source: Social Work, (November-December 1985), p.511-517 SIEC No: 19861292

Research shows that there are important differences between those who attempt suicide and those who succeed in killing themselves and between male and female attempters. The study described here examined how female attempters who eventually killed themselves differed from those who did not. Nonfacilitative responses of some helping professionals and greater social isolation, interpersonal difficulties, and level of disturbance of the eventual suicides were factors.