Year: 1981 Source: Thesis (Ph.D)-United States International University, 1981. 75p. SIEC No: 19861426

This study investigated changes in suicidal ideation & hopelessness from the time of crisis to the following day in 2 groups classified as either improved or non-improved. Subjects were 34 suicide attempters (10 male). Data was collected by psychiatric interview, Suicide Intent Scale, Hopelessness Scale, & the Scale for Suicide Ideation. Results indicated a decrease in hopelessness scores on the day following for the improved group but no difference in either group in suicidal ideation.