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ERIC Number: EJ897140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Awareness Effects of a Youth Suicide Prevention Media Campaign in Louisiana
Jenner, Eric; Jenner, Lynne Woodward; Matthews-Sterling, Maya; Butts, Jessica K.; Williams, Trina Evans
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v40 n4 p394-406 Aug 2010
Research on the efficacy of mediated suicide awareness campaigns is limited. The impacts of a state-wide media campaign on call volumes to a national hotline were analyzed to determine if the advertisements have raised awareness of the hotline. We use a quasi-experimental design to compare call volumes from ZIP codes where and when the campaign is active with those where and when the campaign is not active. Multilevel model estimates suggest that the campaign appears to have significantly and substantially increased calls to the hotline. Results from this study add evidence to the growing public health literature that suggests that mediated campaigns can be an effective tool for raising audience awareness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana