ERIC Number: ED052476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May-17
Reference Count: 0
The Person in Crisis.; How Help Anonymous Helps.; Reactions from Volunteers.; The Use and Abuse of Back-Up Resources.
Tucker, Betty Jo, Ed.; Vigil, Lyle, Ed.
Help Anonymous, a volunteer-operated telephone service for persons in crisis, is presented in its various aspects. Five key areas, descriptive of the person in crisis, are delineated as are the external signs which signal that a crisis is impending or ongoing. The service is viewed as the right arm of the Pueblo Suicide Prevention Center, and in general handles milder more intermediate stress reactions. Essentially, it is directed to the problems of college students. Personal reactions and some case-like material from three volunteers are presented. The final selection discusses the value, to the nonprofessional, of his back-up resources, and points up the possible abuses which can be made of those resources. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Colorado State Coll., Pueblo.
Note: Papers presented at the Help Anonymous Workshop, Southern Colorado State College, Pueblo, Colorado, May 17, 1969