ERIC Number: EJ789664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Suicide Survivors Seeking Mental Health Services: A Preliminary Examination of the Role of an Active Postvention Model
Cerel, Julie; Campbell, Frank R.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v38 n1 p30-34 Feb 2008
Archival data from suicide survivors presenting for treatment from 1999-2005 at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center (BRCIC) were used to examine differences in those who received an active model of postvention (APM; n = 150) compared to those who received a traditional passive postvention (PP, n = 206). APM presented sooner for treatment (48 days) than PP (97 days). APM survivors were more likely to have been the survivor of a violent suicide. APM were more likely than PP to attend survivor support group meetings and APM attended more groups. To better understand the efficacy of APM in helping survivors, a prospective evaluation is needed.
Descriptors: Health Services, Crisis Intervention, Mental Health Programs, Suicide, Mental Disorders, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Effectiveness, Social Support Groups, Group Therapy, Help Seeking
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