Published: 23 June 2015

Suicide prevention. An evidence review

The Evidence Centre of the Health Research Board (HRB) was commissioned by the National Office for Suicide Prevention to carry out a review of the evidence base for suicide prevention. In this report, we present our findings from a review of reviews, seeking to answer two research questions: 1. Which suicide prevention interventions have been evaluated in the published literature? 2. For which prevention interventions is there good-quality evidence that they reduce suicidal behaviours (measured by a decrease in completed suicides, suicide attempts, (deliberate) self-harm or suicidal ideation)?


  • Lucy Dillon
  • Ciara Guiney
  • Louise Farragher
  • Anne McCarthy
  • Jean Long

Publication (PDF, 5 MB)

Publication (PDF, 5 MB)

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