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Explaining Suicide by Betty Yung, Katherine A. Hermes, Taronish Irani, Cheryl L. Meyer

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Chapter 2

Findings

Abstract

This chapter examines deaths that were determined to be by suicide which occurred from 2000 to 2009 in Montgomery County, Ohio or the surrounding counties. We had a copy of suicide notes for a small subset of individuals (174 or 14%) while 1106 individuals did not leave a note. The average age of the victims was 45 with a range from 11 years old to 94 years old. The vast majority (92%) were Caucasian and male (82%). The most common method used by individuals to kill themselves was firearms (51%) and a majority killed themselves at home (74%). We delineated eleven categories related to suicidal motivation and two of these categories accounted for more than 90% of the motivations for suicide; interpersonal relationships ...

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