Suicide awareness programs in the schools: effects of gender and personal experience.

@article{Overholser1989SuicideAP,
  title={Suicide awareness programs in the schools: effects of gender and personal experience.},
  author={James Overholser and A H Hemstreet and Anthony Spirito and Stuart A Vyse},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={1989},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={925-30}
}
The present study evaluated the effects of gender and personal experience with suicide on the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of 471 high school students. Also, a suicide awareness curriculum was provided to 215 students and its impact was assessed. Results showed that having personal experience with a peer who had attempted suicide served to sensitize the student to the issues discussed in the curriculum, making it more likely that their knowledge regarding suicide would improve. However… CONTINUE READING

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