Year: 1994 Source: Crisis, v.15, no.2, (1994), p.53-54, 56 SIEC No: 19940661

This article notes the incidence & increasing rate of suicide in Sri Lanka, particularly of youth aged 15-29 years. It reports on the crisis intervention & prevention efforts of Sumithrayo, a volunteer organization that is a member of Befriender’s International. It outlines an in-depth 2-year study being undertaken & discusses how Sumithrayo Centers are set up, where they are located, volunteer qualifications, training for volunteers, & learning to respond to callers in crisis.