Year: 2003 Source: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, v.49, no.1, (2003), p.8-16 SIEC No: 20040753

In order to identify public attitudes towards suicide as a means of expanding the basis for prevention, the authors administered a Suicide Attitudes Questionnaire (SUIATT) to a representative sample of Slovenian citizens. 5.2% of respondents reported at least 1 previous suicide attempt & 21.6% reported suicidal ideation (SI). The results did not allow for a general statement whether attitudes towards suicide are restrictive or permissive, although in the SI subgroup, a tendency towards permissiveness was found. (20 refs)