Suicide survivors seeking mental health services: A preliminary examination of the role of an active postvention model

Julie Cerel, Frank R. Campbell

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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