Year: 1999 Source: National Conference of Suicide Prevention Australia, (6th: 1999: Melbourne), p.7 SIEC No: 20010148

The role of schools in suicide prevention is crucial. Young people spend more time in school than in most other environments outside the family home & often their most intimate contacts are with teaching staff. This presentation addressed an issue which became apparent to the author during her undergraduate studies. Cameron asserted inadequate training for teachers means they cannot identify risk factors & warning signs of suicide. Because of this problem, many prevention programs may be at risk of failing & many more young lives unneccesarily lost.