Year: 1997 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.27, no.1, (Spring 1997), p.127-136 SIEC No: 19970706

In many European countries, suicidal behaviour constitutes a major public & mental health problem. The suicide rates among these countries differ wildly; for example, Hungary has the highest rates. Suicide attempt rates show equal variation; for example the highest rate for attempted suicide is Helsinki, Finland. This paper outlines the epidemiological findings & then presents some hypothesis to explain the differences.