Year: 1988 Source: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, v.1, no.3, (March 1988), p.4-18 SIEC No: 19910012

Primary-prevention concepts have been widely applied to the health problems of American Indian people. When applied to mental health issues, & the problem of suicide in particular, primary-prevention intervention methods may not be effective. As an alternative, secondary & tertiary interventions directed at the prevention of suicide are examined, including evidence for their effectiveness & new potential applications of these techniques. (14 refs.)