Suicide-related calls received by a crisis intervention center were analyzed for temporal variations.
The overall number of calls, calls concerning personal suicidal ideation, and calls concerning third-person suicide potential varied by both month and day, of the week.
Ideation calls and calls involving a suicide attempt varied by day of the month.
Month and day of the week variation in third-person calls paralleled variations in completed suicides.
Fluctuations were large enough to be useful in scheduling crisis center staff.
The possibility that third-person calls represent a greater suicide threat than first-person calls is discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Suicide, Crise, Appel téléphonique, Variation temporelle, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Suicide, Crisis, Telephone call, Time variation, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0144903
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 21/05/1997.