Suicide notes from Australia and the United States.

Perceptual and motor skills

PubMedID: 12929782

Leenaars AA, Haines J, Wenckstern S, Williams CL, Lester D. Suicide notes from Australia and the United States. Percept Mot Skills. 2003;96(3 Pt 2):1281-2.
The rates and patterns of suicide in the United States and Australia re similar. There are, however, few empirical studies comparing these two countries; indeed, there is a paucity of cross-cultural study in suicidology in general. Suicide notes from both countries were compared, based on Leenaars' multidimensional model of suicide. No major differences were noted as is in keeping with similar studies of suicide notes around the world. It was concluded that the model may be applicable to suicides in both countries; further study is warranted.