Self-harm and unemployment

Hosp Med. 2000 Jul;61(7):495-8. doi: 10.12968/hosp.2000.61.7.1381.


Unemployment is an important variable in both suicide and attempted suicide, acts that are themselves woven from a complex tapestry of interacting factors. The manner in which being unemployed leads to acts of self-destruction can often be better understood from detailed case histories than from the cold fruits of epidemiological research.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anomie
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / complications
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Suicide / ethnology
  • Suicide / psychology*
  • Unemployment / psychology*
  • Unemployment / statistics & numerical data