Year: 1991 Source: British Journal of Medical Psychology, v.64, pt.4, (December 1991), p.345-358 SIEC No: 19920839

Factors which have affected progress in the primary & secondary prevention of suicidal behaviour are discussed. An attributional model of helping & coping described by Brickman et al (1982) is used to suggest that the match or mismatch between attitudes & attributions of helpers & helped is critical in determining whether or not people seek help when in crisis & whether or not people respond to help when they receive it. The efficacy of cognitive-behavioral problem-solving therapies is reviewed.