Year: 1972 Source: Life-Threatening Behavior, v.2, no.3, (Fall 1972), p.168-182 SIEC No: 19860359

Many of the suicide prevention centers that developed throughout the country during the last decade have evolved into general crisis intervention services. At the same time, they have stimulated the development of a wide variety of agencies that utilize nonprofessional volunteers who, primarily through telephone contact, provide helping services to people in crisis. This paper presents a critique of three particular problem areas relating to the use of volunteer personnel. 14 ref.