Recent life events, social support and suicide.

  title={Recent life events, social support and suicide.},
  author={Martti E Heikkinen and Hillevi Aro and Jouko L{\"o}nnqvist},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum},
The occurrence of recent life events during the last 3 months, and social support received were studied in a nationwide suicide population (N = 1,067) in Finland. Recent life events were reported in 80% of the suicides. Job problems (28%), family discord (23%), somatic illness (22%), financial trouble (18%), unemployment (16%), separation (14%), death (13%) and illness in family (12%) were the most common life events. Sex differences were found in recent life events: any life event, separation… CONTINUE READING

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