A Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess Feasibility and Acceptability of Telephone-Based Psychosocial Interventions in Individuals Who Attempted Suicide

Authors : Priya Sreedaran, Ram Pratap Beniwal, Uttara Chari, Smitha T S, Vidhya Shree S V, Varsha Gupta, Triptish Bhatia, Smita N Deshpande

Publication Year : 2020

Abstract :


Brief contact interventions such as telephone-based contacts appear to be useful in individuals who attempted suicide. Most studies of telephone-based contacts in such individuals typically consisted of frequent phone reminders for adherence to treatment and seeking help for mental health issues. Telephone-based psychosocial interventions that incorporate elements of supportive and problem-solving strategies are of interest in Indian settings due to their potential application in mitigating the wide mental health gap. Feasibility studies of telephone-based psychosocial interventions could help ascertain the difficulties that arise in the implementation of such treatments.