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The characteristics of those who do and do not leave suicide notes: Is the method of residuals valid?

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Haines, J and Williams, CL and Lester, D, The characteristics of those who do and do not leave suicide notes: Is the method of residuals valid?, Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 63, (1) pp. 79-94. ISSN 0030-2228 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.2190/OM.63.1.d

Abstract

Examination of 1,051 completed suicides from an Australian state showed that 33% left a suicide note. Those leaving a suicide note were more involved in interpersonal conflicts (including divorce), were less often psychiatrically disturbed, and were less likely to be under medical supervision. The large number of differences suggests that it may not be possible to learn about suicide in general from a study of suicide notes alone.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Haines, J (Dr Janet Haines)
UTAS Author:Williams, CL (Dr Christopher Williams)
ID Code:68399
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2011-03-11
Last Modified:2012-05-25
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