Year: 1997 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (19th: 1997: Adelaide), p.333 SIEC No: 19980101

Regional differences in the distribution of suicidal acts were investigated in Italy for the period 1980-1994. An unequal regional distribution of suicides & attempted suicides was associated with the unequal regional distribution of wealth with greater changes in richer areas. A hypothesis is proposed to explain the findings. Effective prevention strategies were also discussed.