The Fairfax County Suicide Prevention Program: A Public School System Responds
Describes the suicide prevention program in Fairfax County, Virginia, which has been accepted nationally as a model for many school systems. The 1st year, an awareness program was delivered to faculties, parents & students of the high schools in the county: this was extended to the intermediate schools in the 2nd year. Rather than concentrating on suicide & depression alone, school staff are constructing programs concerning students-at-risk. 4 refs.