Postcards, green cards and telephone calls: therapeutic contact with individuals following self-harm.
Kapur N., Cooper J., Bennewith O., Gunnell D., Hawton K.
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.