Hassanian-Moghaddam et al., 2011: Receiving periodic caring notes from a hospital reduced suicide ideation and attempts among at-risk patients over a year
Hassanian-Moghaddam, H., Sarjami, S., Kolahi, A. A., & Carter, G. L. (2011). Postcards in Persia: randomised controlled trial to reduce suicidal behaviours 12 months after hospital-treated self-poisoning. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 198(4), 309-316.Download PDF
Receiving 9 caring greeting cards from a hospital in Tehran over 12 months following a self-poisoning incident reduced suicidal ideation and suicide attempts from 5.1% to 3.0% over the year.