Year: 1988 Source: Geriatric Care, v.20, no.2, (February 1988), p.1-2 SIEC No: 19880073

The author points out a crucial difference between elderly suicide risks & those of younger age: “Older people are not likely to make idle suicidal threats or gestures; those who attempt suicide intend to succeed”p.1. Warning signs that suicidal ideation is immanent are listed & discussed; reference resources on the topic of elderly suicide are also mentioned. (NBB)