Year: 2003 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.182, (March 2003), p.266 SIEC No: 20040904

This letter to the editor comments on a paper by De Leo et al concerning the impact of telephone helpline services on suicide in an elderly population of Northern Italians. The current authors discuss sex differences in the findings of De Leo et al & compare them to their own findings on the subject. They emphasize the current need to reach elderly males at risk for suicide, a population that is particularly isolated. (2 refs)