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Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2014 Dec;44(6):653-67. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12097. Epub 2014 May 2.

"Signs of Suicide" shows promise as a middle school suicide prevention program.

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Center for Public Health and Health Policy, The University of Connecticut Health Center, East Hartford, CT, USA.


Although the Signs of Suicide (SOS) suicide prevention program has been implemented at both the middle and high school levels, its efficacy has been demonstrated previously only among high school students. The current study evaluated SOS implemented in high military impact middle schools. Compared to controls, SOS participants demonstrated improved knowledge about suicide and suicide prevention, and participants with pretest ideation reported fewer suicidal behaviors at posttest than controls with pretest ideation. These results provide preliminary evidence for SOS's efficacy as a suicide prevention program for middle school students.

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