Twenty-Nine. School-Based Strategies for Youth Suicide Prevention

  1. Rory C. O'Connor3,
  2. Stephen Platt4 and
  3. Jacki Gordon5
  1. Alison M. Lake1 and
  2. Madelyn S. Gould2

Published Online: 21 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998556.ch29

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice

How to Cite

Lake, A. M. and Gould, M. S. (2011) School-Based Strategies for Youth Suicide Prevention, in International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice (eds R. C. O'Connor, S. Platt and J. Gordon), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998556.ch29

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Suicidal Behaviour Research Group, Centre for Health and Behaviour Change, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

  2. 4

    Centre for Population Health Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  3. 5

    Jacki Gordon + Associates, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (College of Physicians and Surgeons) and Department of Epidemiology (School of Public Health), Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683842

Online ISBN: 9781119998556

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Keywords:

  • school-based strategies for youth suicide prevention;
  • one gatekeeper training programme - improving youth knowledge, attitudes about suicide;
  • two comprehensive school programmes - and decline, in youth suicide rates;
  • school setting, opportunities for suicide prevention efforts - targeting adolescents;
  • screening for at-risk youth - universal mental health screening, a suicide prevention strategy;
  • school-based mental health screening programmes - identifying at-risk youth;
  • gatekeeper training, giving teens and adults - knowledge and skills, for identifying at-risk youth;
  • Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) - QPR gatekeeper training, for adults in contact with youth;
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - adult gatekeeper training programme, in communities;
  • school-based suicide prevention programmes - youth suicide prevention, and suicidal crisis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Screening for At-Risk Youth

  • Gatekeeper Training

  • Skills Training

  • Ecological and Comprehensive Approaches

  • Conclusion

  • References