Year: 1998 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.4, no.3, (1998), p.263-280 SIEC No: 19980513

The results of a pilot study in Denmark which focused on seasonal & meteorological factors in suicidal behaviours are reported. Methodological problems are also addressed. All suicides in the county of Funen over the period 1970-1993 were studied. Results confirm those of previous studies, especially concerning the spring peak & a decreasing tendency throughout the week with significantly fewer suicides on weekends. Climatological factors might have had an impact on suicidal behaviours.