Year: 1991 Source: Ottawa: National Advisory Council on Aging, (March 1991). p.85-95 SIEC No: 19910725

This article provides information on elderly suicide in Canada. The authors present statistics, & discuss reasons why seniors attempt & commit suicide, the characteristics of the suicidal process in the elderly, how to detect suicidal intent, intervention techniques, euthanasia, & mourning the suicide of a loved one. They conclude that suicide by the elderly is no less tragic than by younger people. (VM)