Year: 1990 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.20, n.2, (Summer 1990), p.113-122 SIEC No: 19901265

Questionnaires were mailed to a random sample of administrators of 1080 long-term care facilities, in order to obtain information on the extent & nature of overt suicide & intentional life-threatening behavior (ILTB). Rates were calculated for death for overt suicides & ILTB. In-depth case studies were conducted in 4 facilities. Quantitative analysis revealed that while males were most at risk. Depression, loneliness, feelings of family rejection & loss were significant factors. 12 refs.