Year: 1997 Source: Crisis, v.18, no.1, (1997), p.48 SIEC No: 19971253

The article reports on a study that explored the impact of suicide prevention centers on suicide rates in the 46 prefectures of Japan. Data were collected on the total number of centers in each prefecture and the number of years the centers had been open from 1970 to 1988. Findings suggest a preventive effect from suicide prevention centers: the more centers, and the longer they had been open, the less the increase in suicide rates.