Year: 1981 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (11th: 1981: Paris), pp.681-689 SIEC No: 19850260

This comprehensive study by an official of the Samaritans discusses the role of volunteers in suicide prevention & support of the depressed. International statistics as to numbers of centres & volunteers, & annual number of new calls are given. Crisis centre standards, guidelines for selection & training of volunteers is discussed, as are on-the-job problem areas faced by both volunteers & professionals.(NBB)