[The quality of online suicide prevention in the Netherlands and Flanders in 2007]

Tijdschr Psychiatr. 2009;51(2):117-22.
[Article in Dutch]


The internet can provide valuable support for persons with suicidal tendencies. By means of the Google search engine we found and categorised 153 Dutch websites dealing with suicide. The websites relating to suicide prevention (n = 23) were scored for quality against a list of 17 quality features. The standard of the Dutch online suicide prevention websites is not optimal. Improvement is needed particularly in the field of e-help, and interactive possibilities need to be extended.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Belgium
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / standards
  • Humans
  • Internet / standards*
  • Medical Informatics / standards*
  • Netherlands
  • Online Systems*
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Quality Control
  • Suicide Prevention*