This paper and the Evidence-Based Practices Project for Suicide Prevention are supported by a grant (1 U79 SM57392-01) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). No official endorsement by SAMHSA or DHHS for the information in this article is intended or should be inferred.
Evidence-Based Practices Project for Suicide Prevention
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
2007 The American Association for Suicidology
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 154–164, April 2007
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Rodgers, P. L., Sudak, H. S., Silverman, M. M. and Litts, D. A. (2007), Evidence-Based Practices Project for Suicide Prevention. Suicide and Life-Threat Behavi, 37: 154–164. doi: 10.1521/suli.2007.37.2.154
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2010
- Manuscript Received: January 30, 2006; Revision Accepted: November 1, 2006
Suicide continues to be a serious public health problem. In response to this problem, a myriad of suicide prevention programs have been developed and employed across the United States. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of many of these programs is unknown because they have not been evaluated using rigorous methods. The Evidence-Based Practices Project (EBPP) for suicide prevention was created in 2002 to identify and promote evidence-based suicide prevention programs. In this paper the process and outcomes of the initial EBPP project within the context of the broader evidence-based movement are described, and the EBPPs creation of a best practice registry for suicide prevention is previewed.