Year: 1989 Source: Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, v.115, no.3, (August 1989), p.275-294 SIEC No: 19910132

This study invertigates the connection between the perception of external stress & suicidal behavior. Social stress was defined as expressions of worry or dissatisfaction regarding economic, securtiy, or political situations. The authors found that the rate of suicide rose for men during times of stress; conversely, the rate of suicide fell for women during times of stress, but the rate of attempted suicide rose. The affect of social solidarity is also explored. (VM)