PO060: Developing a Universal Suicide Prevention Program for High Schools

Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:30 PM–3:00 PM


Suicide is the third leading cause of death among ages 15-24 (Miller, Eckert, & Mazza, 2009). Universal suicide prevention programs exist for high school students, but few have shown significant effects (Miller et al., 2009). The on-going project will develop a universal suicide prevention program using research.


Abbey M. Nachman, University of Massachusetts- Amherst, Amherst, MA; Sara A. Whitcomb, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA