Many school-based suicide prevention programs do not show a positive impact on help-seeking behaviors among emotionally troubled teens despite their being at high risk for suicide. This study is a secondary analysis of the Surviving the Teens® program evaluation to determine its effect on help-seeking behaviors among troubled youth. Results showed significant increases in mean scores of the Behavioral Intent to Communicate with Important Others Regarding Emotional Health Issues subscale (p <.0005) from pretest to 3-month follow-up. There was a significant increase (p =.006) in mean scores of the Behavioral Intent Regarding Help-Seeking Behaviors when Suicidal subscale from pretest to posttest, but not at 3-month follow-up. Also, there was a significant increase (p =.016) in mean scores in the item “I would tell an adult if I was suicidal” from pretest to 3-month follow-up. These findings suggest that the Surviving the Teens program has a positive effect on help-seeking behaviors in troubled youth.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of School Nursing|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2014|
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- health education
- high school
- mental health
- safety/injury prevention
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nursing (miscellaneous)