The impact of curriculum-based suicide prevention programs for teenagers: an 18-month follow-up

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1991 Sep;30(5):811-5.


In a long-term follow-up of a study designed to assess the impact of school-based suicide prevention curricula on high school students, a group of 174 students from two high schools who were exposed to a prevention program were compared with a group of 207 control students from two additional high schools who were not exposed to the curriculum. A questionnaire, designed to measure the effects of the prevention program on actual help-seeking behaviors and suicide morbidity during the follow-up period, was administered 18 months after delivery of the program. The study failed to find convincing evidence of any program effect.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Curriculum
  • Depression / psychology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Social Support
  • Suicide / prevention & control*
  • Suicide / psychology