Year: 1998 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.4, no.4, (1998), p.329-339 SIEC No: 19990059

Because of a dearth of randomised controlled trials demonstrating the efficacy of suicide prevention programs, some commentators have been pessimistic about our ability to influence suicidal behaviour. Nevertheless, an examination of interventions using alternative research methods provides persuasive evidence of the effectiveness of a number of different strategies. This review suggests that by introducing a number of these strategies, we can be optimistic about reducing suicide world-wide.