Year: 2009 Source: BMC Psychiatry, v.9, article no.59, (September 2009), p.1-6 SIEC No: 20090753

The aim of this study is to test a postcard intervention among people, aged 15-24, who present to mental health services but are not accepted, yet are at risk of suicide. This study is a 3-year randomised controlled trial in Melbourne, Australia. Participants will be recruited over a 12-month period. The intervention comprises a regular postcard to be sent monthly for 12 months. Participants will be assessed at baseline, 12, & 18 months. If effective, this intervention could have significant clinical & research implications for a population who can be hard to treat & difficult to research. (31 refs.)