Year: 1975 Source: International Association for Suicide Prevention (6th: 1972: Mexico), p.363-376 SIEC No: 19871160

This article describes a study in which self-callers (those calling on their own behalf) to a crisis intervention center & a suicide prevention center in the U.S. were compared. The self-callers were interviewed & their demographic characteristics, reports of suicidal thoughts, psychiatric illness, & the precipitants of their call are statistically tabulated. The authors conclude with a discussion of their findings & reveal that equal numbers of suicidal people called each service.(9 ref.)(CH)