What interventions are effective for the prevention of suicide?
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School-implemented suicide prevention programs decrease self-reported suicide attempts. (SOR: A, based on consistent RCTs.) Cognitive therapy after a suicide attempt decreases rates of subsequent attempts. (SOR: B, based on a single RCT.) Treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has not been shown to alter the rates of suicide. (SOR: A, based on meta-analysis of RCTs.)
Evidence Based Practice 15(7): 10-11.