Year: 1978 Source: Canadian Psychiatric Association Journal. v.23, no.5, (August 1978), p.309-316 SIEC No: 19870087

A brief report of suicide statistics–completed suicide, attempts with lethal intent (a new category) & other attempts–is presented, along with the highest risk group in Halifax County. Suicidal behaviour relative to depressive illness & reactions to stress and/or psychiatric illness is discussed & patterns of behaviour relevant to preventability are described. Reactions of physicians & nurses & the high medical costs of caring for those who attempt suicide are discussed briefly. (LH)