Year: 1997 Source: Perceptual and Motor Skills, v.84, (1997), p.537-538 SIEC No: 20031150

This paper examined one widely held belief regarding the relation of suicide to long dark winter months. The authors found that total & standard suicide rates in Finland by month of year for 15 years (1980-1994) show the same pattern as rates in the United States, & do not support the notion that dark months are associated with depression that may lead to suicide. (5 refs)