Year: 1991 Source: IASP Newsletter, v.2, no.3, (1991), p.6-7 SIEC No: 19911148

This article describes the Telephone Psychological Emergency Service in Moscow. The author outlines the problems with the service. For example, there has been no publicity advertising it as an emergency line, so they get many calls which involve less serious problems – for example, child rearing questions – which may stop suicidal people from receiving help. The author also asserts that the social problems in the Soviet Union have provoked many individual crises. (VM)