Year: 1972 Source: Annual Conference for the International Assoc for Suicide Prevention, (6th: 1972: Mexico), p.321-329 SIEC No: 19880214

Volunteers replying to an advertisement for an agency dealing with suicide (CFH) & for a youth service (YLL) that did not mention suicide in its advertising were compared in terms of psychiatric history. Both groups were compared with a sample of self-callers to a crisis centre. CFH applications had significantly more psychiatric illness than YLL volunteers, but significantly less than self-callers. The authors claim that these findings confirm the belief that SPC’s attract more volunteers.