Year: 1973 Source: International Conference for Suicide Prevention, (7th: 1973: Amsterdam), p.426-434 SIEC No: 19850669

This study tested variations of the hypothesis that an isolated, depressed person would respond favorably to regular, long-term contact with a concerned other & that such contact would exert a suicide prevention influence on this type of person. 2661 patients admitted to psychiatric facilities because of depressive or suicidal states were divided into treatment & non-treatment groups. The non-treatment group was divided into contact & non-contact categories. Favorable outcomes are discussed.(NB)