Year: 1997 Source: The Decade of the Brain, v.8, no.4, (Winter 1997-1998), p.1-2, 10-11 SIEC No: 19980691

This article provides an overview of suicide in the United States. In 1995, suicide was the ninth-leading cause of death in the USA. A graph presents data on American suicide rates by age, gender & ethnic groups. There is some discussion of the role of mental disorders & substance abuse in suicide. Opportunities for prevention are also described. (35 refs.)