Year: 1991 Source: American Journal of Public Health, v.81, no.9, (September 1991), p.1109-1110 SIEC No: 19911275

The author explains why suicide rates among the elderly are the highest, especially among males (aged 70+ years), & suggests measures that public health can take. Public health must identify elderly at high risk & concentrate on the hazards & the circumstances associated with suicide.