Year: 1986 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (19th: 1986: Atlanta), p.265-266 SIEC No: 19870309

This study attempts to illustrate the differences between mutual aid self-help groups and therapy groups. An example is Life Reach, a mutual aid self-help group for people who have seriously considered or attempted suicide or who are chronically suicidal. On the basis of a limited study of Life Reach, it can be assumed that mutual aid self-help groups under the guidance of trained facilitators can help reduce ideation in some group members. Partnership with professionals is recommended.