Year: 2005 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.35, no.2, (April 2005), p.134-145 SIEC No: 20051297

Due to a lack of guidance for efforts to create effective public messages that increase awareness that suicide is preventable, a workshop was convened consisting of suicide prevention advocates & persons with expertise in public health evaluation, suicide contagion, decision-making, & marketing. This summary describes some of the challenges & opportunities identified by workshop participants in evaluating public awareness campaigns in suicide prevention, technical assistance needs, & a proposed research agenda. (14 refs)