Year: 1971 Source: Life-Threatening Behavior, v.1, no.4, (1971), p.245-259 SIEC No: 19840696

The article contains a wealth of information concerning the impact of the Samaritans in England, and a general review of other related research. Confounding variables are considered including an analysis on the decrease of suicide deaths (in several locations) and the increasing numbers of suicide attempts. The impact and involvement of medical agencies is explored in depth.