Year: 2008 Source: London, UK: PSSRU, London School of Economics, (January 2008), 21p. SIEC No: 20100548

This policy brief assesses what is known about the cost-effectiveness of mental health promotion & mental disorder prevention strategies in Europe & elsewhere. The economic costs associated with suicide & suicidal behaviours are also discussed. The extent to which the economic case for promotion & prevention is now an issue within countries, barriers to wider activity in this area, & ongoing & future research & related activities which will add to the understanding of these issues are topics also reviewed. (50 refs.)