Year: 1990 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.156, (May 1990), p.748-749 SIEC No: 19911007

It is argued that the risk factors for suicide following suicide attempts by whites should not be applied to Asians in Britain. Research has shown that most suicides in the Indian subcontinent are young people with family problems. This pattern also occurs in Indian immigrants in Britain, but not among whites. It was also found that young Asian women are more at risk for attempted suicide & suicide than their white counterparts, especially when there is conflict with culturally prescribed roles.