Year: 1991 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (24th: 1991: Boston), p.14 SIEC No: 19930006

This article discusses the findings from a study of suicide in the elderly. In a comparison of suicide in persons over & under the age of 60, it was found that older suicides were overall actually less isolated than younger suicides & that they were also less likely to communicate their intent to commit suicide. A large majority of older suicides were medically ill at the time of death & perceived illness but not interpersonal losses or financial problems as stressors.