Year: 1976 Source: New York: Grune & Stratton, 1976. p.131-162 SIEC No: 19871030

Presents a study of 40 suicide attempters selected on the basis of the lethality level of their attempt as determined by the Risk-Rescue Rating. Charateristics which differentiated high-lethal from low-lethal attempters include a history of psychosis, poor social relationships, intent to die, & life-threatening behaviour. The Risk-Rescue Rating as a good measure of intent to die appears to be validated by the study. (29 refs.) (LH)