Year: 1972 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.128, no.9, (1972), p.76-81 SIEC No: 19830452

The authors describe the background & development of a suicide prevention service on an Indian reservation & emphasize the importance of community acceptance & involvement. Characteristics of the patient population are analyzed; most of the patients were young males. For mental health consultants the importance of timing & understanding of the complexities of the sociopolitical milieu are essential in supporting the development of such a community-sponsored project.