Year: 1992 Source: Military Medicine, v.157, no.7, (July 1992), p.350-353 SIEC No: 19931118

The incidence of suicidal behaviour among active duty Army personnel at a training post has not been the subject of analysis since the advent of the all-volunteer military. A review of admissions over 16 consecutive months showed most of the behaviours to be parasuicidal, with low levels of lethality & high rescuability. Compared to previous studies, characteristics of these soldiers are little changed over the past 25 years. This report suggests a standard method for handling suicidal behavior.