Year: 1992 Source: IASP Newsletter, v.8, no.2, (1992), p.8 SIEC No: 19920971

This article addresses some of the difficulties in trying to show the effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts. It identifies some intervening variables that can make the effect of preventative measures uncertain. However, it also notes railway suicides in Austria declined by 80% when there was a change in the way in which the mass media covered such events. The total number of suicides slightly declined at the same time.