Year: 1991 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (24th: 1991: Boston), p.203-205 SIEC No: 19930100

This presentation examines suicide ideation. 528 Greek Army draftees were administered a psychometric battery following recruitment & 50 days later. Coming into the military seems to create feelings of hopelessness which leads to suicidal ideation in individuals with emotional instability, impulsive behavior, & a tendency to turn hostile feelings inward. Identifying this constellation of personality traits in military draftees promises to be effective in Greek Army suicide prevention efforts.