Year: 1988 Source: New York: Norton, (1988). p.10-19 SIEC No: 19910142

This article offers possible reasons why women commit suicide less often then men, but attempt suicide 3 times as often. The authors outline the effects of childhood development & stereotypes on suicidal behavior. As well, they explain why men employ more violent & fatal methods then women. They conclude by exploring women’s feelings of powerlessness, the romaniticization of death, & the link between marital status- especially divorce- & suicide. (VM)