Suicide in the Home in Relation to Gun Ownership

BACKGROUND. It has been suggested that limiting access to firearms could prevent many suicides, but this belief is controversial. To assess the strength of the association between the availability of firearms and suicide, we studied all suicides that took place in the...

Lethal means reduction: what have we learned?

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Suicide is an important global public health problem. Across nations, suicide rates are linked to the availability of lethal means. Three methods dominate country-specific suicide rates: firearms, pesticides, and hanging. There is increasing...

Risk factors for violent death of women in the home

OBJECTIVES: To determine risk factors for violent death of women in the home, and particularly, to assess the strength and direction of any association between domestic violence or keeping firearms and homicide or suicide in the home. METHODS: Subgroup analysis of a...

Suicide in adolescents with no apparent psychopathology

OBJECTIVE: To delineate the characteristics of adolescent suicide victims with no apparent psychiatric disorder. METHOD: Seven adolescent suicide victims with no apparent disorder were compared with 60 suicide victims with definite or probable psychiatric disorder,...