Year: 1989 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.19, no.3, (Fall 1989), p.249-263 SIEC No: 19900144

Discusses 8 clusters as possible predictors of suicide notes &, by implication, suicide in order to determine whether young adults’ suicides are psychologically different from those of other adults. Findings indicate that, while young adults’ suicides differ in some clusters, considerable commonalities exist across the adult life span. Emphasizes that a lifespan developmental perspective is essential in attempting to understand young adult suicides. Examples of suicide notes are included.