Year: 1996 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.26, no.2, (Summer 1996), p.122-131 SIEC No: 19970627

Suicides among the elderly in Canada & the U.S. & the use of firearms by older persons has increased in the last decade. A survey of American Association of Suicide listed crisis prevention centres examined the knowledge, training, & current practices relevant to elder suicide among personnel in 321 crisis prevention centres in both countries. Results revealed insufficient training, lack of familiarity with recent suicide trends & limited outreach to older adults.