Year: 1984 Source: American Journal of Public Health, v.74, no.4, (April 1984), p.340-343 SIEC No: 19842189

Since the 1960s, there has been a massive effort to reduce suicide mortality in the United States through prevention centers which invite suicidal persons to phone for supportive services. A study of the years of greatest growth of suicide prevention facilities , comparing suicide rates in counties that added these centers with those that did not. An association of centers with the reduction of suicides in young white females emerged. This group constitutes the major clients of these centers.