Suicide Management Committee: Yorkton’s Innovative Community Response to Teen Suicide
Hunter D G
Describes a suicide management committee formed to develop a comprehensive approach to adolescent suicide. The committee, involving representatives from 11 agencies, established objectives, held a multiagency symposium, & lobbied for funding to develop an educational package & gather relevant statistics. Innovative resources, including volunteers & the high school drama club, have been used to teach the education program. In addition, a suicide protocol was developed by the local hospital.