Year: 1973 Source: International Conference for Suicide Prevention, (7th: 1973: Amsterdam), p.513-516 SIEC No: 19870469

A Samaritan volunteer discusses the important role that volunteers can play in suicide prevention and outlines differences in the roles of volunteers & professionals. Since the volunteer role is crucial to the kind of help they offer, it is important that volunteers not be moulded into a professional image that diminishes their ability to help. (LH)