Year: 1977 Source: Mental Health and Society, v.4, no.1-2, (1977), p.74-79 SIEC No: 19841089

An account is given of a unique, national suicide prevention movement. Random study of over 2000 adults in 1975 showed a 92% level of knowledge and a highly favourable “public image”. This supports the suggestion that the Samaritans have contributed significantly to the one-third suicide reduction in Britain since the movement was nationally organized.