Year: 1990 Source: Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, v.88, no.6, (June 1990), p.287-292 SIEC No: 19910516

This study found that black male suicide attempters were more often schizophrenic, more often intoxicated, more commonly psychotic, & more prone to use violent methods than black women. Conversely, black women were more likely to manifest clinical depression, & more often chose drug overdoses as a method. Firearm use by women rose steadily during the 11-year study period (1976 to 1987). The article concludes with recommendations for intervention. (VM)