TITLE

School-Based Suicide Prevention Program Shows Success; First Study to Look at Innovative Program to Prevent Suicide in Young People

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Ascribe Newswire: Health;3/3/2004, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Newswire
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
For the first time, a school-based suicide prevention program, called Signs of Suicide (SOS), has been shown to reduce suicidal behavior in high school students. Analysis suggests that many of the positive results of the SOS program on self-reported suicide attempts are a result of improved understanding and attitudes about depression and suicide learned through the program. The program teaches high school students to recognize and respond to the signs of suicide as a medical emergency that requires immediate medical intervention.
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12471576

 

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