Year: 1993 Source: IASP Newsletter, v.9, no.3, (July 1993), p.9 SIEC No: 19940246

This overview reports on the activities of the Research Group on “Psychological crisis & suicide” at Vilnius University since the group was formed following the 16th IASP (International Association of Suicide Prevention) Congress in Hamburg. It notes some of the challenges facing researchers since liberation from Soviet occupation. Lithuania suicide rates have increased from 27.5/100,000 (1989) to 34.4/100,000 (1992). Lithuania suicide data have been collected for the period 1924-92.