Year: 1992 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.27, (1992), p.75-77 SIEC No: 19981087

An examination of the period 1980-1987 revealed that state government initiatives were, in general, associated with a beneficial effect on teenage suicide rates in the states of America. Student participation in school-based suicide prevention programs, however, was associated with a detrimental effect on state teenage suicide rates. The implications of these results are discussed. (7 refs.)