Suicide Prevention and Intervention

With appropriate attention & thoughtful planning, the risk of student suicide can be minimized. In this article, the authors discuss the role of schools in suicide prevention & intervention. Programs should include awareness education & screening, crisis & mental health team coordination, collaboration with community services, reliance on evidence-based strategies, & clear intervention & postvention […]

Suicide Prevention in Schools as Viewed Through the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicidal Behavior

In this commentary, the author briefly describes his interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behaviour & argues that the theory’s constructs may allow a new level of focus & specificity for suicide prevention in general & for school-based suicide prevention in particular. In doing so, he discusses findings & concepts from other articles in this issue of […]

Preventing Adolescent Suicide: an Introduction

This presentation provided an introduction to the topic of adolescent suicide. The causes of adolescent suicide were discussed, including family dysfunction & environmental pressures. The author asserts that knowledge about suicide is the most effective prevention tool & so reviews myths about suicide & the profile of a suicidal or potentially suicidal youth. The presentation […]