Year: 1976 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology, v.1, no.1, (1976), p.5-11 SIEC No: 19820995

This article begins by examining the rate of suicide in Canada during the past 50 years noting some interesting trends. 2 contemporary views of suicidal behavior are presented along with their implications for prevention. The author then reviews the effectiveness of certain prevention programs such as the Samaritans in the United Kingdom. 4 problem areas are discussed as an explanation of the lack of success in prevention efforts. The article concludes by outlining suggestions for future work.