School-based suicide prevention: content, process, and the role of trusted adults and peers

Author: Joshi, S.V.; Hartley, S.N.; Kessler, M.; Barstead, M.

Description: Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death in youth, and numerous curricula and other prevention and intervention programs have been developed in the last 15 years. Comprehensive suicide prevention planning should include the 4 components of health promotion, prevention/education, intervention, and postvention. School-based suicide prevention and mental health education programs have become more common as an efficient and cost-effective way to reach youth. Process considerations that are based on the principles of therapeutic engagement with patients and families can provide mental health professionals with strategies that can assist education professionals, students, and the larger school community simultaneously.

Subject headings: Adolescent; Adolescent Behavior; Humans; Mental Disorders/psychology; Peer Group; Preventive Health Services/methods; Risk-Taking; School Health Services; Students/psychology; Suicide/prevention & control; Child/adolescent; High-risk behaviors; School mental health; School-based suicide prevention; Suicide prevention; Suicide/self-harm; Supporting alliance

Publication year: 2015

Journal or book title: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Volume: 24

Issue: 2

Pages: 353-370

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Type: Journal Article

Serial number: 2169