Year: 1979 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (12th: 1979: Denver), p.23 SIEC No: 19911581

The authors reported on a 6-year study of military suicide in North Carolina. They analyzed: 1) trends in suicide patterns over the study period; 2) the social characteristics of the victims; 3) situational factors related to the death itself; 4) precipitating conditions; & 5) the communication of suicidal intent & attempts to seek help. Consistencies & inconsistencies with previous research findings were noted. Implications for the etiology & prevention of military suicide were discussed.