Year: 1998 Source: Wellington, NZ: Ministry of Health, (March 1998). 40p. SIEC No: 19980461

This background document reviews & synthesizes research evidence for the goals & objectives outlined in “In Our Hands, the New Zealand Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy”. The first part provides a brief review of risk factors for suicidal behaviours among youth. The second part links the research evidence identifying risk factors to the outlined strategic approaches. The last part represents an overview of the “goodness of fit” between the proposed policies & those suggested in other reviews.