Year: 1990 Source: Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v.4, nos.3/4, (1990), p.25-44 SIEC No: 19910409

In this article, research on the incidence of suicide among U.S. college & university students is reviewed. The author finds that the rate of student suicide is much lower than non-students, especially for men. The most influential variable is the presence of psychosis. Other risk factors are contact with campus mental health services, & depression. The methods used, the most common months & days to commit suicide, & the size & prestige of the institution are also discussed. (VM)