Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (13th: 1985: Vienna), 4p. SIEC No: 19861097

Investigated are public attitudes toward the problem of mental illness & suicide among “Gatekeepers”, because this group influences the circumstances surrounding referrals for psychiatric treatment & discharge into the community. They are also important mediators for public opinion toward the mentally ill. A questionnaire completed by health care professionals (n=1316) in Upper Austria indicated most felt suicidal patients should be treated in psychiatric facilities. 15 refs. NBB