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


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 […]

Celebrating the First World Suicide Prevention Day: 10th September, 2003


The Effects of Trauma and Violence on Children and Adolescents


Best Practices: Treatment and Rehabilitation for Women With Substance use Problems

Health Canada Catalogue No. H49-153/2001E

Our Business is Suicide Prevention

“Changing the Legacy of Suicide”. Suicide Prevention Week – May 4-10, 1997

This media information kit is aimed at assisting suicide prevention agencies in promoting Suicide Prevention Week in the U.S. The kit includes a sample press release, publicity ideas, media guidelines & fact sheets on youth & elderly suicide.

A Proactive Youth Initiative

Safe Homes… Safe Communities. Suicide Prevention Week, May 6-11, 1996

The theme for Suicide Prevention Week 1996 reflects the strategy of restricting access to common lethal means of suicide within the home & the community. Considerable emphasis is placed on gun control. This information kit provides background information, fact sheets on suicide in the USA (1992 Official Data), a list of references of publications on […]

Stop the Whispers! Suicidal Persons can be Helped. Suicide Prevention Week, May 7-13, 1995

In conjunction with Suicide Prevention Week, members of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) are encouraged to speak out about the causes of suicide & methods of early detection, treatment, & dealing with the aftermath of suicide. This information kit includes handouts, statistics, USA 1992 Official Suicide Data, press releases, publicity ideas, a sample public […]

Opening Doors: Making Substance Abuse and Other Services More Accessible to Lesbian, gay and Bisexual Youth


Reaching out to Other Survivors

Developing Prevention Programs That Work

Veire says that there are 3 steps in suicide prevention: 1) providing education in the areas of myths & facts, warning signs, listening & helping skills, & the referral process; 2) enhancing the efforts of suicide prevention in the schools; & 3) all individuals knowing the resources that are available to them. The last part […]

How to Organize a Retreat

The Gainesville Crisis Centre sponsored a statewide retreat for the Florida Association of Crisis Services in 1989. The goals of this workshop were: 1) to offer an efficient model for organizing a retreat; 2) identify the steps of progression towards a retreat; 3) learn how to organize & plan a retreat; 4) define the roles […]

Getting Help

This 2-page pamphlet produced by the Suicide Prevention Program in Grande Prairie lists resources that adolescents may access. Community agencies are grouped under the following headings: 1) abuse, violence, crime; 2) crisis lines; 3) thoughts & feelings; 4) birth control, pregnancy, sexuality, AIDS; 5) drugs/alcohol; 6) drop-in community centres; 7) legal help; & 8) other […]