Year: 1995 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.25, no.1, (Spring 1995), p.180-192 SIEC No: 19950083

Suicide rates by age are highest among older adults. Subpopulations of elderly adults at high risk are identified, including white males. Several specific programs are described & a range of measures to prevent suicide in late life are suggested. These include primary prevention steps related to education & information dissemination, & secondary prevention involving early identification & assessment of the depressed & suicidal as well as improved referral efforts. (57 refs.)