Year: 1995 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.25, no.1, (Spring 1995), p.22-35 SIEC No: 19950071

This paper presents the epidemiology of suicide & discusses the known risk factors for suicide within a framework designed to encourage a systematic approach to theory testing & prevention. Mental & addictive disorders are the most powerful of the multiple risk factors for suicide in all age groups. Since risk factors for suicide rarely occur in isolation, prevention efforts are more likely to succeed if multiple risk factors are targeted. (94 refs.)