Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.111-112 SIEC No: 19880771

In Arizona, the elderly suicide rate is 67% above the rest of the U.S. In this summary, the author discusses the numbers & characteristics of their Tucson crisis centre clients; for example, their lack of ambivalence concerning suicide, their reluctance to discuss feelings; the reasons for their attitudes & values; their special concerns & needs. Recommendations include an educational program for the elderly; specifically, a course on problem solving & feelings. (GW)