Educating parents about youth suicide: Knowledge, response to suicidal statements, attitudes, and intention to help

S. Maine, R. Shute, G. Martin

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    Abstract

    This study evaluated the video Youth Suicide: Recognising the Signs as a parent educational medium. Before and after viewing the video, parents (N = 112) of young people answered questionnaires measuring their (1) knowledge of suicidal signs, (2) responses to a young person showing suicidal signs, (3) attitude to suicide, and (4) intentionality toward suicidal people. After the video, parents' knowledge of suicidal signs, responses toward a suicidal person, and intention to help improved. Their attitude was more rejecting of suicide. Knowledge and intentionality predicted response to suicidal statements, but no relationships existed between attitude and the other variables. Implications for youth suicide education programs are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)320-332
    Number of pages13
    JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
    Volume31
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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