Year: 1995 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.25, no.1, (Spring 1995), p.155-170 SIEC No: 19950081

The rate of suicide in young adults has more than doubled since 1950. Some explanations for this rise are presented. The diagnoses & population groups whose high rates of suicide contribute most to this increase are analyzed. The factors leading to suicide are presented for each group, & preventative interventions are developed from the analyses. Groups that can be readily affected by suicide reduction measures are discussed, & methods for reducing their suicide rates are proposed. (69 refs.)