Year: 1991 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.30, no.4, (July 1991), p.588-596 SIEC No: 19911030

The impact of 3 school-based suicide prevention programs was assessed by comparing attitudes & knowledge of 758 9th & 10th graders with those of 680 control pupils who did not receive the programs. Evaluations were conducted before exposure to the programs & again 1 month later. Most students knew & subscribed to some of the more important program goals before exposure to the program. Most were interested by the programs & positive reactions were more common among females & minority students.