La prévention du suicide en milieu scolaire est-elle possible [Is it possible to run suicide prevention interventions within the school setting?]

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serval:BIB_10E0560CA166
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
La prévention du suicide en milieu scolaire est-elle possible [Is it possible to run suicide prevention interventions within the school setting?]
Journal
Revue médicale suisse
Author(s)
Michaud P.A., Laget J.
ISSN
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2006
Volume
2
Number
69
Pages
1518-21
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Suicide represent the second cause of death in Switzerland and, between 15 and 20 years of age, 8% of girls and 4% of boys have attempted suicide at least once in their life. "Universal" primary prevention in schools is usually run through courses dealing with the issue of suicide and which are systematically provided to all pupils. There is no evidence that they have any positive effect and even they may be in some instances harmful. The training of professionals working in the school setting to better identify and refer adolescents facing risky situation is probably effective. Another promising approach is the one which aims at improving the school climate in increasing social connectedness and the pupils' life skills. Finally, the school which faces a suicide should set up debriefing activities, thus deterring vulnerable pupils to engage in violent acting as a result of a contamination process.
Keywords
Adolescent, Humans, School Health Services, Suicide, Switzerland
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