Year: 1972 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (1972: Detroit), p.1-19 SIEC No: 19831044

Most treatments of suicidal persons have involved treatment of individuals, specific to periods of crisis. The need for long-term insight-oriented groups for suicidal persons is supported by the literature. This presidential address (AAS, 1972) discusses the workings of such a group in Los Angeles, & illustrates, using examples, the effectiveness the group achieves by becoming a supportive community. Also described is a short-term drop-in group where clients have a chance to help each other. RM