Year: 1971 Source: Life-Threatening Behavior, v.1, no.3, (Fall 1971), p.155-162 SIEC No: 19871986

Describes the effects & future goals of a suicide prevention centre to demonstrate the feasibility of crisis intervention services for suicidal individuals, especially for previously stable persons with acute suicidal reactions. Such services are utilized, gain professional & community acceptance & produce important new information about self-destruction. Methods for evaluating the quality of these services are being developed. Makes suggestions for improvement on current standard approaches.