Year: 2010 Source: Arts and Social Sciences Journal, article no.ASSJ-13, (2010), p.1-8 SIEC No: 20100807

This study examined the impact of self-inflicted violence on the well-being of individuals in the English-speaking Caribbean. Information was obtained via field research & police statistics. Attempted suicide increased from 2005 (121 cases) to 2006 (134 cases), with a slight decline in 2007 (133 cases). Attempts were significantly more common among females than males, especially those in the 10-44-year age range. Self-inflicted violence bears serious socio-medical implications & has economic impacts on both individuals & states. (26 refs.) JA