Year: 1965 Source: Folia Psychiatrica et Neurologica Japonica, v.19, no.4, (1965), p.317-325 SIEC No: 19820031

This speech was presented at a Japanese psychiatry conference. The author begins by discussing reasons why suicide prevention centres are beneficial, such as the short duration of the psychological crises which result in suicide, the ambivalence suicidal people show towards death, & the pain caused the victim’s loved ones. He also discusses the causes & clues of suicidal behavior, & describes the program & success of the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center. (VM)