Year: 1981 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (11th: 1981: Paris), pp.560-565 SIEC No: 19850245

A crisis intervention program was performed by the medical team of a general hospital without routine help from psychiatrists. Follow-up of suicide attempters admitted & released from hospital over a period of 11 years revealed fewer psychiatric consultations, & improved psychosocial developments, & an absence of completed suicides. Importantly, the medical ward seemed a useful “social training field” for attempters.(NBB)