Year: 1999 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.29, no.3, (Fall 1999), p.241-255 SIEC No: 19990561

A paradigm for analyzing suicide prevention by means of a coding frame & interpreting findings by means of theoretical models of prevention was elaborated. The analysis was based on empirical data consisting of definitions of prevention given by 34 psychologists participating in the national suicide prevention project in Finland. The study demonstrates that suicide prevention can be differentiated at the operational level by means of the analysis method generated. (30 refs.)