Year: 1988 Source: Ottawa, ON: Department of National Defence/Canadian Forces Training System, January 1988. 20p. SIEC No: 19950793

This study is an exploratory trend analysis of suicides & attempted suicides from 1980-1987 in the Canadian Forces Training System. 93 suicide attempts & 3 completions were studied. A composite sketch showed that attempters were most likely to be male anglophone recruits under the age of 24, single & having no dependents. However, 30% of all attempts were made by females, yielding a rate of 4/100 over the study period compared to 2/100 for males. Recommendations are made for future research.