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A Systems Approach to Youth Suicide Prevention
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... "Acting out behaviors," (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, antisocial personality disorder) or a substance abuse disorder were associated with two to three times the associated risk." Having multiple diagnoses increased the risk for suicide.
From page 5...
... Starting in approximately 1980, schools started seeking outside help to deal with increasing suicide rates. Gate-keeper training was often specifically requested to provide training so that school counselors could more effectively identify students at risk.
From page 6...
... The Dade County study occurred some years after the Bergen County program, providing replication at two different times. The workshop attendees discussed the promise of this approach and its similarity to the program used in the Air Force to reduce suicide.
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... Program evaluation must be mandatory, planned at the outset including proximal and distal outcome measures, and sufficiently funded. A "Program Champion" is essential.

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