Year: 1989 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (22nd: 1989: San Diego). 1p. SIEC No: 19890652

This brief report presents data on 35 societies in which there is a clear gender differential in suicide patterns. The author works from a theoretical perspective which holds that for people with a weakened social identity, the added burden of personal identity associated with severe guilt & shame can lead to suicidal tendencies. (MM)