Paul, Elise: Travel Grant - 2017-2018

College of Human Ecology
Human Development
Project Title: 
Evaluating the Impact of a 4-level Community Wide Suicide Prevention Program on Suicide Deaths
Project Abstract: 
Suicide remains a leading case of death worldwide. Trials of individual suicide prevention strategies suggest several promising approaches, yet there is consensus that multiple activities should be implemented simultaneously. Several such multilevel programs have reported favorable results, but most were unable to examine suicide deaths due to small sample sizes. This study addresses this gap in the literature. This project analyses the impact of the German Alliance against Depression, a community-based 4-level module that combines suicide prevention with improving the care for people with depression.