Year: 1997 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.27, no.2, (Summer 1997), p.182-193 SIEC No: 19970711

Sociodemographics, clinical characteristics, & life stressors of community-dwelling suicidal risk & non-suicidal risk elders referred to a community aging & mental health provider were compared in this study. Results indicated that suicidal elders were younger, more likely to be separated or divorced, & had a past history of suicidal behaviour. Also, living alone, depression or anxiety disorder, & emotional disturbance predicted suicidal risk status.