ERIC Number: ED233258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Answering the Cry for Help.
Hengstenberg, James D.; Lennox, Carolyn
This pamphlet, produced by the Suicide and Crisis Center (SCC) of Dallas, Texas, presents information about suicide and describes several SCC programs in six brief sections. The extent of the suicide problem is discussed, and indicators of suicidal intent are described; factors affecting suicidal people, such as emotional turmoil, constricted thinking, and stressful situations, are also presented. Problems facing institutions, professionals, and lay people who work to prevent suicide (lack of knowledge, lack of funding, fear, and social stigma) are explored. The development, structure, and programs of the SCC are briefly presented. The SCC's Suicide Attempters Program, which consists of three services--education for hospital emergency room personnel, outreach services to clients who are at immediate risk for a suicide attempt, and support groups for recent suicide attempters--is described. A final section briefly discusses the structure, efficiency, and continued need for crisis intervention programs. (WAS)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Coping, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Crisis Intervention, Death, Emotional Disturbances, Grief, Hotlines (Public), Life Satisfaction, Mental Health Programs, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Social Support Groups, Suicide
Hogg Foundation Publications Division, Box 7998, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 (1-24 copies, $0.35 ea.; 25-49 copies, $0.34 ea; 50-99 copies, $0.32 ea; over 100, $.30 ea.).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.