Year: 1994 Source: MJA. Medical Journal of Australia, v.161, no.11-12, (December 5-19, 1994), p.728 SIEC No: 20020012

This letter to the editor presents a tongue-in-cheek examination of the association between public holidays and self-destructive behaviours. The point is made that, contrary to popular belief, public holidays generally seem to have a protective effect against self-harm behaviours.