Year: 1987 Source: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1987. p.79-81 SIEC No: 19890254

The evidence for increased suicide (attempted &/or committed) amongst family & friends of suicidal persons, & the implications for a social learning theory of suicide, is discussed. There appears to be good evidence that suicidal behavior is common in friends & relatives of suicidal persons, but results of different studies are inconsistent. (RM)