Year: 2007 Source: BMC Public Health, v.7, (July 2007), p.161-167 SIEC No: 20070605

This study examined the effectiveness of the Signs of Suicide prevention program in reducing adolescent suicidal behaviour. 4133 students in 9 high schools in Georgia, Massachusetts, & Connecticut were randomly assigned to intervention & control groups during the 2001-2002 & 2002-2003 shcool years. Significantly lower rates of suicide attempts & greater knowledge & more adaptive attitudes about depression & suicide were observed among students in the intervention group. This study confirms preliminary analysis of Year 1 data with a larger, more ethnically & socioeconomically diverse sample. (20 refs.)