Year: 1985 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (18th: 1985: Toronto), p.141-142 SIEC No: 19851104

SAFER, a program founded to assist those who attempt or threaten suicide, has been in operation in Vancouver since 1972. It is staffed by professional care givers & receives referrals from 4 hospital emergency departments. The role of SAFER in crisis intervention, bereavement counselling, & public education is discussed.