Year: 1996 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.30, no.5, (1996), p.633-642 SIEC No: 19980728

Arguments for & against teaching suicide prevention were devloped from the available literature on school-based programs. King’s arguments for school programs are that the school has the responsibility to resolve problems that interfere with education & to acknowledge a duty of care to youth, parents & the community. Hazell’s arguments against include the evidence from evaluation research which suggests that they are ineffective, inefficient, not universally acceptable, & of questionable safety.