Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Siucidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.27-28 SIEC No: 19880735

In this summary, the author examines data from a number of sources & discusses the increase in suicide for the elderly, the benefit of contact with a psychiatric facility, the relationship between family integration & depression, & the link between depression & suicide. Prevention measures include: early detection of depression by the family doctor, improving integration into the family, & widening the meaningful social network. (GW)