Year: 1999 Source: Chronic Diseases in Canada, v.20, no.2, (1999), p.89-95 SIEC No: 19990719

This study estimates the economic impact of suicide deaths that occurred in New Brunswick in 1996, using the human capital approach. For the 94 suicides, direct costs for health care services, autopsies, funerals & police investigations were $535,158.32. Indirect costs were $79,353,354.56. The mean total cost estimate of each suicide was $849,877.80. Although the most significant impact of suicide remains the loss of a human life, these results indicate that the economic cost is also great.