Year: 1997 Source: Behavior Therapy, v.28, no.1, (Winter 1997), p.23-41 SIEC No: 20000409

This paper addresses suicide among persons over the age of 60 in the United States beginning with a presentation of the epidemiology & related demographic information, including known risk factors for both attempted & completed suicide. Assessment issues & rational suicide are discussed next. The paper concludes with suggestions for intervention in order to reduce suicide ideation & improve the individual’s quality of life. (73 refs.)