This paper discusses factors which have affected progress in the primary and secondary prevention of suicidal behaviour. An attributional model of helping and coping described by Brickman and his colleagues (1982) is used to suggest that the match or mismatch between attitudes and attributions of helpers and helped is critical in determining (a) whether or not people seek help when in a crisis, and (b) whether or not people respond to help when they receive it. The evidence for the efficacy o...Expand abstract
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Attribution and intervention in self-poisoning.
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