Year: 1989 Source: Psychological Reports, v.65, no.3, pt.1, (December 1989), p.1027-1032 SIEC No: 19901337

Daily ratings of self-esteem, hopelessness & suicide intent were made by senior psychiatric residents on 60 patients hospitalized for depression. Both hopelessness & low self-esteem correlated highly with suicide intent & both contributed independently to suicide intent. This suggested that self-esteem may be important in the development of suicide intent as well as hopelessness. 17 refs.