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Effectiveness of a Web-Based Self-Help Program for Suicidal Thinking in an Australian Community Sample: Randomized Controlled Trial

van Spijker, Bregje; Werner-Seidler, Aliza; Batterham, Philip; Mackinnon, Andrew; Calear, Alison; Gosling, John; Reynolds, Julia; Kerkhof, Ad; Solomon, Daniela; Shand, Fiona; Christensen, Helen


Background: Treatment for suicidality can be delivered online, but evidence for its effectiveness is needed. Objective: The goal of our study was to examine the effectiveness of an online self-help intervention for suicidal thinking compared to an attention-matched control program. Methods: A 2-arm randomized controlled trial was conducted with assessment at postintervention, 6, and, 12 months. Through media and community advertizing, 418 suicidal adults were recruited to an online portal and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-02-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.8595
Access Rights: Open Access


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