Firearms and Suicide Trends Bibliography

Bridge JA, Barbe RP, Brent DA. Datapoints: Recent trends in suicide among U.S. adolescent males, 1992-2001. Psychiatr Serv 2005 May;56:522.

Large MM and Nielssen OB. Suicide in Australia: Meta-Analysis of Rates and Methods of Suicide between 1988 and 2007. Med J Aust 2010; 192(8):432-7.

  • This study analyzed changes in suicide rates and methods following the 1998 ban on private gun ownership in Australia, and found a decrease in firearm suicides post-ban as well as an increase in hanging that was not substantial enough to prevent the overall suicide rate for Australia from declining post-ban.

Mehlum L. Restricting access to firearms: recent developments from the Norwegian national strategy for suicide prevention. Psychiatr Danub. 2006; 18(Suppl1): 104.

Miller M, Azrael D, Hepburn L, Hemenway D, and Lippman S. The association between changes in household firearm ownership and rates of suicide in the United States, 1981-2002. Injury Prevention. 2006; 12:178-82.

Wintemute GJ, Parham CA, Beaumont JJ, Wright M, Drake C. Mortality among recent purchasers of handguns. N Engl J Med. 1999;341(21):1583-9.