December 2018. Maple M, Wayland S, Pearce T, Hua P.

This review examines programs and services that have been effective in reducing or preventing suicide. The included studies examined a wide range of interventions across multiple priority groups. Most common were e-health or mobile interventions and psychoeducation, with an emerging focus on mindfulness. The most commonly studied population group was young people within secondary school settings, although there was a growing focus on programs targeting veterans and older adults. Programs included those targeting individuals and/or families, multicomponent or integrated programs, technology-based programs and aftercare programs. The findings of the review reinforce that different populations have differing suicide prevention needs.