Suicide Prevention by Voluntary Private Medicine and Business

This article outlines telephone service & internet initiatives to combat the high prevalence of depression, attempted suicide, & completed suicide existing in Australia in the late 1990s. Private medical practitioners & a private businessman established a heavily used telephone service designed to attract male callers. Subsequently, two websites were initiated. The article gives an overview[…]

Awareness Effects of a Youth Suicide Prevention Media Campaign in Louisiana

The impacts of a state-wide media campaign on call volumes to a national hotline were analyzed to determine if advertisements raised awareness of the hotline. The authors used a quasi-experimental design to compare call volumes from zip codes where & when the campaign is active with those where & when the campaign is not active.[…]

Suicide Prevention With Adolescents: Considering Potential Benefits and Untoward Effects of Public Service Announcements

This study investigated possible benefits & untoward effects of suicide prevention public service announcements for adolescents. 426 Minnesota adolescents were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: a billboad simulation; a 30-second television ad simulation; & a no information condition. Results suggests some benefits for the information conveyed by the television ad. Few benefits were[…]

The Development of Effective Message Content for Suicide Intervention: Theory of Planned Behavior

This manuscript presents the theory of planned behavior as a foundation to increase understanding of what message content would be most effective to convince an individual to intervene when someone is suicidal. Suicide & suicidal behaviours are briefly reviewed, as is the theory of planned behaviour. It is then argued how & why this theory[…]

Maytree Christmas Newsletter

This newsletter discusses the activities of the Maytree Respite Centre in 2007 as well as providing a brief review of the previous 5 years. Information about the program’s volunteer corps & fundraising is also included.

Shaping the Intimate: Influences on the Experience of Everyday Nerves

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New Zealand Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy: Phase two Evaluation

For the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy which supersedes this document, please see SIEC #2005-0680

Logic Model Outcome Measurement for Professionals

Published in “Back to the Future: Refocusing the Image of Suicide,” ed. by J L McIntosh

Suicide Prevention Week Information and Media kit. “Partnerships for Change: Advancing Suicide Prevention Services and Practice”

Working Together to Save Lives: Suicide Prevention Week Information and Media kit. September 5-11, 2004

This kit includes information for National Suicide Prevention Week & World Suicide Prevention Day participants to use in order to interact with & educate the media on the issue of suicide. Also in this packet are up-to-date journal articles & recent developments in research about suicide prevention, for use in media campaigns or in-house information[…]