Year: 1974 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.124, (1974), p.470-472 SIEC No: 19820915

Reports that following broadcast of an 11-episode TV series portraying the Samaritans as a suicide prevention service, an increase in Samaritan clients was noted in Edinburgh. No reduction in attempts to commit suicide was noted at the hospitals. It is concluded that perhaps the Samaritans function more as a crisis intervention service than as a parasuicide prevention agency.