Year: 1997 Source: Mortality, v.2, no.3, (November 1997), p.239-254 SIEC No: 19981180

This study profiles suicide in Northern Ireland & investigates gender differences. 142 cases were studied. Females were significantly more likely to be living with a partner & suffering from health problems. There was a high incidence of mental illness, with females more often depressed. The importance of stressors as suicidal correlates is also supported. Almost 50% of victims had visited their doctor in the 6 months prior to death. The role of the health care team in intervention is discussed.