Distress behaviour: a study of selected Samaritan clients and parasuicides ('attempted suicide' patients). II. Attitudes and choice of action

Kreitman, Norman; Chowdhury, Nilima; Kreitman, N; Chowdhury, N
July 1973
British Journal of Psychiatry;Jul73, Vol. 123 Issue 572, p9
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The article presents the second part of the two-part study on distress behavior of selected Samaritan clients and parasuicides in Edinburgh, Scotland. The study was designed to ascertain Samaritans' knowledge of help-giving services and to elucidate their attitude in the context of their parasuicidal behavior. Specifically, the study was conducted to ninety-three Samaritans who were questioned about their knowledge of help-giving agencies. Responses of the Samaritans and their reasons for not seeking aid from agencies are considered. Findings of the study was posted, evaluating the constitution of failure of management by care-taking agencies and the dissemination of factual information about parasuicide to lead in such cases.


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