Year: 2004 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.8, no.2, (2004), p.179-185 SIEC No: 20041286

This study marks the first study of suicide notes in India. The sample consisted of all available note-writers with a comparative sample of non-note writers of all suicides during a 1.5 year period in the New Delhi area, India. Using the demographic schema of Ho, Yip, Chiu, & Halliday (1998), the results show that note writers do not differ greatly from other suicides. Males wrote more notes, but the intriguing finding is the fact that suicide in India is associated with an array of psychiatric/psychological & social factors. (18 refs)