Year: 1995 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.25, no.1, (Spring 1995), p.58-69 SIEC No: 19950073

The epidemiological data on international & national (USA) suicide mortality is reviewed. The implication of these data for primary prevention is then systematically discussed by gender & culture. Suicide mortality appears to be highest among individuals for whom such behaviour is culturally sanctioned, e.g. older adult, isolated, white males in the United States. An important target for primary prevention may be local cultures of gender & suicide. (84 refs.)