Year: 2009 Source: Clinical Neuropsychiatry, v.6, no.5, (2009), p.227-229 SIEC No: 20100133

This article outlines the work helplines do to provide emotional support to people in distress &, thereby, potentially preventing suicide. The author asserts that helplines also have a crucial role in reducing the number of people who develop mental health problems & in eliminating stigma associated with mental or emotional problems. The selection & training of helpline volunteers is also discussed. (6 refs.)