Year: 1994 Source: Montreal, Quebec: Culture & Mental Health Research Unit, Jewish General Hospital, 1994. 97p. SIEC No: 19940286

This report begins by providing definitions of technical terminology & comments on the integration of social & psychiatric perspectives in models of suicide. Section 2 addresses demographic data & descriptive epidemiological statistics on suicide in North America. Section 3 summarizes research on risk & protective factors for suicide. Section 4 summarizes what is known about the efficacy of interventions for suicide prevention. The conclusion sketches a sociocultural perspective on suicide.