Journal article

Can an Internet-based intervention reduce suicidal ideation, depression and hopelessness among secondary school students: results from a pilot study

Jo Robinson, Sarah Hetrick, Georgina Cox, Sarah Bendall, Hok Pan Yuen, Alison Yung, Jane Pirkis

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

AIM: Little evidence exists regarding the efficacy of suicide prevention programmes among the youth. This pilot study aimed to test the effects of a specifically designed, eight-module Internet-based programme on suicidal ideation among secondary school students. METHODS: The study employed a pre-test/post-test design. Outcomes of interest were suicidal ideation, depression and hopelessness. Participants were recruited via the school well-being team, were assessed at baseline and immediately post-intervention. The intervention was delivered weekly at the young persons' school. RESULTS: Twenty-one students completed all eight modules and a post-intervention assessment, and constitute the obse..

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