Year: 1981 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (11th: 1981: Paris), pp.760-766 SIEC No: 19850277

This article investigates factors influential in reducing the risk of crisis in the chronically ill. Questionnaires completed by a random sample (n=523) of the adult Israeli Jewish urban population yielded data indicating individual resources were insufficient to effectively reduce risk of crisis in the chronically ill, as were primary support groups. Emotional support from physicians was the most sought yet least effective factor in reducing individual stress.(NBB)