Year: 1996 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.2, no.2, (1996), p.125-128 SIEC No: 19960051

A time series study of the Japanese suicide rate from 1970 to 1989 indicated that the establishment of suicide prevention centres may have been associated with a reduced suicide rate above & beyond the impact of social & economic factors. The effect was small & significant at only the 0.07 level, but sufficiently stable as to encourage further research to evaluate the effectiveness of suicide prevention centres. (10 refs.)