Year: 1991 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.21, no.2, (Summer 1991), p.134-151 SIEC No: 19910684

In this study, suicide attempters between 16 and 30 years of age completed questionnaires. Compared to normal control subjects who had never attempted suicide, suicide attempters were significantly more hopeless, depressed, & hostile. Other important factors were poor coping skills, & a diminished sense of confidence in their ability to improve their situations. The authors suggest a crisis intervention model for managing these patients. (VM)