Year: 1994 Source: AAS Newslink, v.20, no.3, (Fall 1994), p.1-2 SIEC No: 19950981

This article compares suicide rates between cohorts & discusses changes as the cohorts age. McIntosh discusses 2 cohorts: boomers (born 1943-60) & 13ers (born 1961-81). Boomers account for 1 of every 3 suicides and 13ers 1 of every 4. McIntosh develops the possibility that personality traits might have an effect on a cohort’s suicide rate. He suggests that boomers have grown up in good circumstances but notes high rates of depression. 13ers may be more cynical but have better coping skills.