Preventing suicidal behaviour in Chinese youth : The role of peer counselling

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSuicidal Behaviour, Bereavement and Death Education in Chinese Adolescents
Subtitle of host publicationHong Kong Studies
EditorsJohn W. L. Tse, Christopher Bagley
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter2
Pages25-37
EditionReissued
ISBN (electronic)9781351745512, 9781315189239
ISBN (print)9781138730946
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Revivals

Abstract

Elements of suicide prevention programmes for adolescents, described in previous studies, are reviewed. School-based programmes described by western researchers have had limited success. We propose that mobilising peers as allies in suicide prevention programmes for adolescents could be a significant way forward. To this end the Health Intervention Training Mutual Aid Network (HIT-MAN) has been developed in Hong Kong. The object of this programme is to encourage adolescents both to support, and in some cases refer, friends who have been thinking about suicide, or who manifest behaviours reflecting very low self-esteem and depression. Teachers can organise HIT-MAN groups, which can be part of extra-curricular activities. Methods of programme organisation, curriculum implications, and possibilities for evaluation are described.

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Preventing suicidal behaviour in Chinese youth: The role of peer counselling. / Tse, John W.L.; Bagley, Christopher; Hoi-Wah, Mak.
Suicidal Behaviour, Bereavement and Death Education in Chinese Adolescents: Hong Kong Studies. ed. / John W. L. Tse; Christopher Bagley. Reissued. ed. London: Routledge, 2018. p. 25-37 (Routledge Revivals).

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