Year: 2002 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.32, no.2, (Summer 2002), p.176-190 SIEC No: 20031261

An in-depth review found that only 15 Canadian youth suicide programs had been evaluated over the last decades. Most of these were conducted in schools; general education on suicide was the most common strategy used. The descriptions of the programs were incomplete, & their theoretical bases never presented. All evaluations looked at program effects in accordance with the predominant experimental paradigm in evaluative research. Only two of the programs led to a reduction in suicidal behavior. (32 refs)