Year: 1987 Source: San Francisco: San Francisco Suicide Prevention, Inc. Geriatric Program, (1987). 10 p. SIEC No: 19920098

This pamphlet describes suicide among the elderly, as well as outlining the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Geriatric Program. The program includes a friendship line for the elderly, a geriatric outreach program & a geriatric support group. Over 450 older adults receive regular telephone calls &/or visits from Outreach volunteers & the friendship line receives about 3000 calls a year. The program also includes community outreach by educating caregivers & the media. (VM)