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Self-harm is a major public health problem and universal interventions such as contacting individuals by post or telephone following a self-harm episode have received much attention recently. They may also appeal to service providers because of their low cost. However, a widespread introduction of these interventions cannot be justified without a better understanding of whether they work, and if so how.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.bp.109.072496

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

07/2010

Volume

197

Pages

5 - 7

Keywords

Humans, Long-Term Care, Postal Service, Remote Consultation, Self-Injurious Behavior, Telephone