The Impact of Curriculum-Based Suicide Prevention Programs for Teenagers
Shaffer D~~Garland A~~et al
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.