Year: 2007 Source: The New Zealand Medical Journal, v.120, no.1251, (March 23, 2007), p.1-13 SIEC No: 20080221

This paper provides a conceptual framework for classifying suicide prevention initiatives, reviews evidence for their effectiveness, & makes recommendations for initiatives to be undertaken as part of suicide prevention activities in New Zealand. The available evidence thus far suggest the most promising interventions likely to be effective in reducing suicidal behaviours are medical practitioner & gatekeeper education, & restriction of access to lethal means of suicide. This evidence also suggests a clear agenda for research. (76 refs.)