Year: 1997 Source: Vancouver, BC: BC Suicide Prevention Program, 1997. 12p. SIEC No: 19971304

Suicide prevention programs & expertise aren’t uniformly distributed across British Columbia, resulting in an unsystematic & uncoordinated approach to the problem of suicidal behavior among youth. The primary focus of this Fall Forum & this paper is to bring more of a systematic, theory-guided approach to the task of youth suicide prevention that recognizes & underscores the importance of “before-the-fact” preventive efforts, including mental health promotion, prevention & early intervention.