This film depicts several situations in which police must contend with suicides or suicide attempts. The situations include those who attempt suicide while in jail, a young man in college who uses a rifle, a young woman living at home using pills, a middle-aged man who contemplates using a handgun when he finds out he has a severe health problem, and another woman who slashes her wrists.
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George C. Stoney Associates; Source: Item; Research date: 12/27/2011
Black and white
Planned by Loyd W. Rowland ; written and directed by George C. Stoney, assisted by Bertram Salzman ; photographed by Andrew Costikyan, assisted by Kenneth Mazawa ; recorded by William Peleck ; edited by Sylvia Cummins Betts ; narrated by James Daly ; based on the research of Norman C. Farberow and Edwin S. Shneidman ; psychiatric advisor, S. Eugene Long ; representing the National Institute of Health, Harold M. Hildreth.
Received: Part of a transfer from the National Audiovisual Center