Year: 2003 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.33, no.3, (Fall 2003), p.302-312 SIEC No: 20040895

The present paper is the first nationwide study on suicidal ideation & attempts among Norwegian police. 3272 officers completed Paykel’s Suicidal Feelings in the General Population questionnaire. Lifetime prevalence of specific questionnaire items ranged from 24% for the feeling that life was not worth living, 6.4% for having seriously considered suicide, & 0.7% for attempted suicide. Independent predictors of serious suicidal ideation were marital status, subjective health complaints, reality weakness, anxiety, & depression. Serious suicidal ideation was mainly attributed to personal & family problems. (34 refs)