Year: 1996 Source: New Statesman, v.11, no.512, (July 1998), p.18 SIEC No: 20060139

This article discusses the dramatic increase of suicide rates in Northern Ireland & the connection between war & lower rates of death by suicide. Data was studied from the Austria-Italy war of 1866, the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871, & the Denmark-Saxony war of 1894 & found that during these times suicide rates were lowering. This article concludes with the idea that by having an external object for our aggressive tendencies, it saves us from turning them inwards on ourselves.