Research Impact: This is the first systematic review to narratively synthesize available evidence from 28 studies of post-primary school-based suicide prevention (PSSP) on suicidal thoughts and behaviors among 47,000 participants. Findings showed significant improvements, poor reporting and analysis of intervention and contextual factors and their potential influence, and variable study quality and risk of bias. These findings have critical implications for future research and intervention design, particularly the importance of intervention and contextual factors, engaging key stakeholders’ perspectives, the role of study design and quality in effectiveness, and downstream implementation, practice, and policy-making.
Walsh EH, Herring MP, McMahon J (2022). A systematic review of school-based suicide prevention interventions for adolescents, and intervention and contextual factors in prevention. Prevention Science. (IF: 3.931; C=1; Q2 Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; R=61/182) DOI: 10.1007/s11121-022-01449-2