Year: 2001 Source: Revista Internacional de Tanatologia y Suicidio, v.1, no.4, (2001), p.40-44 SIEC No: 20021248

This study examined the effects (if any) of NATO bombing on suicide in Yugoslavia during 1999. Psychological autopsies were conducted to see if completed suicides could be connected to the bombings. Results indicated that the number of suicides in 1999 was half that of the year before. No direct relationships were found between motives for suicide & the bombings. It appears that an external threat to life made people refrain from suicide & concentrate on survival. (8 refs.)