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Improving suicide prevention in Dutch regions by creating local suicide prevention action networks (SUPRANET): a study protocol.

Gilissen, R., Beurs, D. de, Mokkenstorm, J., Mérelle, S., Donker, G., Terpstra, S., Derijck, C., SUPRANET. Improving suicide prevention in Dutch regions by creating local suicide prevention action networks (SUPRANET): a study protocol. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: 2017, 14(4), e349
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The European Alliance against Depression (EAAD) program is to be introduced in The Netherlands from 2017 onwards. This program to combat suicide consists of interventions on four levels:
(1) increasing the awareness of suicide by local media campaigns;
(2) training local gatekeepers, such as teachers or police officers;
(3) targeting high-risk persons in the community;
(4) training and support of professionals in primary care settings.
The implementation starts in seven Dutch pilot regions. Each region is designated as a Suicide Prevention Action NETwork (SUPRANET). This paper describes the SUPRANET program components and the evaluation of its feasibility and impact. The findings will be used to facilitate the national implementation of EAAD in The Netherlands and to add new findings to the existing literature on EAAD. (aut. ref.)