Year: 1988 Source: Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1988. p.316-321 SIEC No: 19901941

This study examined patients in hospital for attempted suicide & a control group of surgical patients. The attempters were divided into those with severe & mild suicidal intent. The authors found that the attempters had more stressful life events in the past, higher mean stress intensity & higher mean frequency of stress than controls. As well, the higher the suicidal intent, the less social support was received. Attempters also had more emotion-focused coping strategies than controls. (VM)