volume 18, issue 49, P389-402 2014
DOI: 10.1590/1807-57622013.0241
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Abstract: This text analyses experiences and family relationships that preceded the suicide of an elderly person. This was a qualitative study using the psychosocial autopsy method. The cases of 16 elderly people who committed suicide in three cities in northeastern Brazil between 2006 and 2009 were considered. From content analysis, two categories were elucidated: experiences that came before the suicide and enunciation of the suicide by the elderly person to family members. The prominent factors associated with the s…

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