Suicide Prevention And Suicide
Prevention and Intervention
Recognition of risk factors and the cumulative affects of stress are essential in the early diagnosis and prevention of suicide. The following diagram outlines the process leading to either suicide or prevention.
Figure 2. How does suicide occur? From: “Youth suicide: Epidemiology and prevention strategies” by M.S. Gould, 2012, Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium, p. 7
Prevention approaches for adolescent suicide have traditionally been conducted in three areas: in school, in the community, and within healthcare systems. In schools, prevention programs generally fall into categories such as suicide awareness programs for students, skills training, screening, and gatekeeper (school officials) training. Several…