Suicide prevention for youth - a mental health awareness program: lessons learned from the Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE) intervention study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/270934
Title:
Suicide prevention for youth - a mental health awareness program: lessons learned from the Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE) intervention study
Authors:
Wasserman, Camilla; Hoven, Christina W; Wasserman, Danuta; Carli, Vladimir; Sarchiapone, Marco; Al-Halabí, Susana; Apter, Alan; Balazs, Judit; Bobes, Julio; Cosman, Doina; Farkas, Luca; Feldman, Dana; Fischer, Gloria; Graber, Nadja; Haring, Christian; Herta, Dana C; Iosue, Miriam; Kahn, Jean-Pierre; Keeley, Helen; Klug, Katja; McCarthy, Jacklyn; Tubiana-Potiez, Alexandra; Varnik, Airi; Varnik, Peeter; Žiberna, Janina; Poštuvan, Vita
Citation:
BMC Public Health. 2012 Sep 12;12(1):776
Issue Date:
12-Sep-2012
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-776; http://hdl.handle.net/10147/270934
Abstract:
Abstract Background The Awareness program was designed as a part of the EU-funded Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE) intervention study to promote mental health of adolescents in 11 European countries by helping them to develop problem-solving skills and encouraging them to self-recognize the need for help as well as how to help peers in need. Methods For this descriptive study all coordinators of the SEYLE Awareness program answered an open-ended evaluation questionnaire at the end of the project implementation. Their answers were synthesized and analyzed and are presented here. Results The results show that the program cultivated peer understanding and support. Adolescents not only learned about mental health by participating in the Awareness program, but the majority of them also greatly enjoyed the experience. Conclusions Recommendations for enhancing the successes of mental health awareness programs are presented. Help and cooperation from schools, teachers, local politicians and other stakeholders will lead to more efficacious future programs.
Item Type:
Journal Article

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWasserman, Camilla-
dc.contributor.authorHoven, Christina W-
dc.contributor.authorWasserman, Danuta-
dc.contributor.authorCarli, Vladimir-
dc.contributor.authorSarchiapone, Marco-
dc.contributor.authorAl-Halabí, Susana-
dc.contributor.authorApter, Alan-
dc.contributor.authorBalazs, Judit-
dc.contributor.authorBobes, Julio-
dc.contributor.authorCosman, Doina-
dc.contributor.authorFarkas, Luca-
dc.contributor.authorFeldman, Dana-
dc.contributor.authorFischer, Gloria-
dc.contributor.authorGraber, Nadja-
dc.contributor.authorHaring, Christian-
dc.contributor.authorHerta, Dana C-
dc.contributor.authorIosue, Miriam-
dc.contributor.authorKahn, Jean-Pierre-
dc.contributor.authorKeeley, Helen-
dc.contributor.authorKlug, Katja-
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Jacklyn-
dc.contributor.authorTubiana-Potiez, Alexandra-
dc.contributor.authorVarnik, Airi-
dc.contributor.authorVarnik, Peeter-
dc.contributor.authorŽiberna, Janina-
dc.contributor.authorPoštuvan, Vita-
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-04T14:11:40Z-
dc.date.available2013-03-04T14:11:40Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.identifier.citationBMC Public Health. 2012 Sep 12;12(1):776-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-776-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/270934-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background The Awareness program was designed as a part of the EU-funded Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE) intervention study to promote mental health of adolescents in 11 European countries by helping them to develop problem-solving skills and encouraging them to self-recognize the need for help as well as how to help peers in need. Methods For this descriptive study all coordinators of the SEYLE Awareness program answered an open-ended evaluation questionnaire at the end of the project implementation. Their answers were synthesized and analyzed and are presented here. Results The results show that the program cultivated peer understanding and support. Adolescents not only learned about mental health by participating in the Awareness program, but the majority of them also greatly enjoyed the experience. Conclusions Recommendations for enhancing the successes of mental health awareness programs are presented. Help and cooperation from schools, teachers, local politicians and other stakeholders will lead to more efficacious future programs.-
dc.titleSuicide prevention for youth - a mental health awareness program: lessons learned from the Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE) intervention study-
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.language.rfc3066en-
dc.rights.holderCamilla Wasserman et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.description.statusPeer Reviewed-
dc.date.updated2013-02-28T20:02:25Z-
All Items in Lenus, The Irish Health Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.