Year: 2003 Source: Fort McMurray, Alberta: Some Other Solutions Society for Crisis Prevention, (August 2003). 27p. SIEC No: 20040540

This booklet explores the controversy surrounding no-suicide contracts as a means of suicide prevention. No-suicide contracts are described & the controversy regarding their efficacy is highlighted. The advantages & disadvantages of these tools are discussed & recommendations for their effective implementation are made. Characteristics contributing to the making of a ‘good’ contract are reviewed. (17 refs)