Year: 2006 Source: Advancing Suicide Prevention, v.2, no.1, (January 2006), p.16-27 SIEC No: 20060886

This article provides an overview of the role of schools in suicide prevention. The new emphasis on academic achievement in American schools has compromised the ability of many to offer counselling & mental health services to students. Prevention strategies are addressed, including the question of where suicide awareness & prevention fit into the curriculum. Barriers that hinder the treatment of children & teens are outlined. Some school programs, e.g. Lifelines, are briefly described.