Four eras of study of college student suicide in the United States: 1920-2004.

@article{Schwartz2006FourEO,
  title={Four eras of study of college student suicide in the United States: 1920-2004.},
  author={Allan J. Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of American college health : J of ACH},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={353-66}
}
Studies of college student suicide can be grouped into the following 4 eras: 1920-1960, 1960-1980, 1980-1990, and 1990-2004. The suicide rate for students has declined monotonically across these 4 eras, from 13.4 to 8.0 to 7.5 and, most recently, to 6.5. The decreasing proportion of men in the student populations studied largely accounts for this decline. Since 1960, the suicide rate for students has consistently been about half the rate of the general US population, matched for age and gender… CONTINUE READING
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