Journal article

What Works in Youth Suicide Prevention? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Jo Robinson, Eleanor Bailey, Katrina Witt, Nina Stefanac, Allison Milner, Dianne Currier, Jane Pirkis, Patrick Condron, Sarah Hetrick

EClinicalMedicine | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Young people require specific attention when it comes to suicide prevention, however efforts need to be based on robust evidence. Methods: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of all studies examining the impact of interventions that were specifically designed to reduce suicide-related behavior in young people. Findings: Ninety-nine studies were identified, of which 52 were conducted in clinical settings, 31 in educational or workplace settings, and 15 in community settings. Around half were randomized controlled trials. Large scale interventions delivered in both clinical and educational settings appear to reduce self-harm and suicidal ideation post-intervention, a..

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