Year: 1994 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.29, no.3, (May 1994), p.110-111 SIEC No: 20020032

In an earlier study, Centerwall (1990) explored the relationship between ownership of television & rising youth suicide rates. The present study examined changes in youth suicide rates from 1960-1970 in the states of America as a function of television ownership in 1960. It seemed that youth suicide rates rose more in the wealthier states, & the social variable of wealth may be more important than any particular manifestation of this wealth, such as purchasing major appliances. (4 refs.)