Year: 2006 Source: American Journal of Public Health, v.96, no.2, (February 2006), p.282-287 SIEC No: 20060843

This survey included 1323 students in 10 high schools who completed the Suicide Risk Screen in order to evaluate the feasibility of a population-based approach to preventing adolescent suicide. The results showed that 29% of participants were rated at risk of suicide. As a result of this overwhelming percentage, school staffs chose to discontinue the screening after 2 semesters. In further analyses, about half of the students identified were deemed at high risk on basis of high levels of depression, suicidal ideation, or suicidal behaviour. (41 refs)