Later Self-Destructive Behavior of Suicide Attempters Treated in Medical Wards of a General Hospital
This presentation discussed the results of a study conducted to obtain a better understanding of the not met “cry for help” in the light of later self-destructive behaviour. 175 cases of suicidal poisonings made up the sample. The follow-up was done 5-6 years after the key attempt. 32% of participants had attempted suicide again, 7% had suicide ideation, 15% had ideation in addition to indirect self-destructive behaviour, & 33% had merely self-destructive behaviour. The higher risk of suicide attempters who could not communicate their suicidality & thus obtain help was stressed.