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Motives for Suicide - A Study of Australian Suicide Notes


Lester, D and Wood, P and Williams, CL and Haines, J, Motives for Suicide - A Study of Australian Suicide Notes, Crisis, 25, (1) pp. 33-34. ISSN 0227-5910 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1027/0227-5910.25.1.33


Analysis of a large sample of suicide notes from 262 suicides in Australia found that men less often had escape from pain as a motive for their suicides and more often had love/romantic problems. The suicides of older persons were more often motivated by escape from pain and less often had love/romantic problems.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Williams, CL (Dr Christopher Williams)
UTAS Author:Haines, J (Dr Janet Haines)
ID Code:29725
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2011-09-30

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