Year: 2006 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.36, no.3, (June 2006), p.272-287 SIEC No: 20060826

This study examined the effect that reading a list of warning signs for suicide has on beliefs about suicide, including the belief that one can recognize a suicidal crisis. All participants read 2 sets of warning signs (with only the experimental group reading the suicide warning signs) & then answered questions concerning beliefs related to 3 health problems. Results show that reading the list of warning signs may be effective in increasing the publicÕs ability to recognize suicide crises without creating or magnifying stigmatizing beliefs about suicidal individuals. (23 refs)