The present study investigated correlates of suicidal ideation in a nonclinical sample of 217 older men. Participants completed a self-report questionnaire including a suicidal ideation (SI) scale and other health and well-being measures. Suicidal ideation was related to income, stress, loneliness, hopelessness, depression, and negative affect, but was unrelated to age, self-reported health, or social support. Those reporting a previous psychological problem had significantly higher suicidal ideation scores. The scores on the SI scale were restricted to a narrow range, suggesting for the majority of participants thoughts of suicide were rare; however, ideation was related to other indices of well-being which have relevance for the older adult.