Year: 1972 Source: Medical Journal of Australia, v.2, no.17, (October 1972), p.929-932 SIEC No: 20060129

The Personal Emergency Advisory (Telephone) Service, which has a concern for suicide prevention & the reduction of anxiety in the caller, has been operating in Melbourne since April 1960. An analysis of the suicide calls for the tenth & eleventh years of operation (April 1969 to March 1971) is now presented. The criticisms of the criteria for suicide calls offered by Wilkins are included. (6 refs)