Year: 1994 Source: Death Studies, v.18, no.6, (November-December 1994), p.595-608 SIEC No: 19940844

A telephone interview protocol was developed to elicit information about the origin, approach & content of suicide prevention programs in California school districts. Results suggest that suicide education is neither widespread nor extensive in the public schools. Only 58% of the districts claimed to actually have a suicide prevention program of at least an hour’s duration. An unexpected finding was the larger number of peer counselling programs.