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Intervention among Suicidal Men: Future Directions for Telephone Crisis Support Research

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Abstract


  • Telephone crisis support is a confidential, accessible, and immediate service that is

    uniquely set up to reduce male suicide deaths through crisis intervention. However,

    research focusing on telephone crisis support with suicidal men is currently limited.

    To highlight the need to address service delivery for men experiencing suicidal crisis,

    this perspective article identifies key challenges facing current telephone crisis support

    research and proposes that understanding of the role of telephone crisis helplines in

    supporting suicidal men may be strengthened by careful examination of the context of

    telephone crisis support, together with the impact this has on help-provision for male

    suicidal callers. In particular, the impact of the time- and information-poor context of telephone

    crisis support on crisis-line staff’s identification of, and response to, male callers

    with thoughts of suicide is examined. Future directions for research in the provision of

    telephone crisis support for suicidal men are discussed.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Hunt, T., Wilson, C. J., Woodward, A., Caputi, P. & Wilson, I. G. (2018). Intervention among Suicidal Men: Future Directions for Telephone Crisis Support Research. Frontiers in Public Health, 6 (1), 1-7.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85041311176

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6252&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/5198

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland

Abstract


  • Telephone crisis support is a confidential, accessible, and immediate service that is

    uniquely set up to reduce male suicide deaths through crisis intervention. However,

    research focusing on telephone crisis support with suicidal men is currently limited.

    To highlight the need to address service delivery for men experiencing suicidal crisis,

    this perspective article identifies key challenges facing current telephone crisis support

    research and proposes that understanding of the role of telephone crisis helplines in

    supporting suicidal men may be strengthened by careful examination of the context of

    telephone crisis support, together with the impact this has on help-provision for male

    suicidal callers. In particular, the impact of the time- and information-poor context of telephone

    crisis support on crisis-line staff’s identification of, and response to, male callers

    with thoughts of suicide is examined. Future directions for research in the provision of

    telephone crisis support for suicidal men are discussed.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Hunt, T., Wilson, C. J., Woodward, A., Caputi, P. & Wilson, I. G. (2018). Intervention among Suicidal Men: Future Directions for Telephone Crisis Support Research. Frontiers in Public Health, 6 (1), 1-7.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85041311176

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6252&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/5198

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Switzerland