Year: 2004 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.34, no.4, (Winter 2004), p.439-447 SIEC No: 20050528

The authors investigated the possible impact of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on suicidal behaviour in the Netherlands. There was evidence of an increase in rates of suicide & deliberate self-harm in the weeks immediately following the attacks. The contrast of these findings with Durkheim’s original suggestion that suicide rates decline in times of war & outside threat is highlighted. (24 refs)