Year: 1999 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.5, no.1, (1999), p.11-26 SIEC No: 20010811

This study explored suicide rates among U.S.-resident American Psychological Association members during the years 1981-1990. The suicide rate for women was found to be 7.6/100,000 population, a rate lower than in the 1960s & similar to women in the general population. The rate for men was found to be 7.8/100,000 population, lower than in the 1960s & lower than men in the general population. Effects of increasing numbers of women in the professions in general, or in psychology in particular, may explain the decline in suicide rates. (45 refs.)