Youth suicide prevention

Kutcher, Stanley P.
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/29/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 3, p282
Academic Journal
The article discusses the prevention strategies for youth suicidal, which is considered as an important public health issue in Canada that is associated to psychiatric disorders or depression. The intervention approach is proven effective to reduce suicide rates, but it is associated with substantial methodological problems such as limited to nonrandomization, and short duration of evaluation. The suicide awareness curricula are often used as part of school-based suicidal prevention strategies which are considered to be effective including peer helper programs and post-vention.


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