An Evaluation of School-Based Suicide Response Classes
Kalafat J~~Elias M
The efficacy of a high school suicide curriculum was examined. 253 tenth grade students were divided into experimental & control groups. Significant gains in knowledge about suicide were noted in the curriculum group. Items for which the curriculum showed a significant impact were those related to the likelihood that students would take effective action to help a troubled peer. Results indicate that more comprehensive interventions may be necessary. Implications of the study are discussed.