Title: "Intervention Based on Didactic Model for Suicidal Behavior in the Framework of Impulsivity and Ideations."


International Islamic University, Islamabad




Suicidal Ideation and Behavior


Other: Didactic model for suicidal behavior in the framework of impulsivity and ideations

Study type


Funder types



Details and patient eligibility


Suicide has become a major public health problem among young people around the world. This study will examine the effects of higher secondary school-based suicide prevention (HSSSP) program on youth suicidal thoughts and impulsive behavior (STIB). Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine the effects of didactic approach for youth STIB on the HSSSP program.

This study is designed to address this issue at the secondary school level. Therefore, this research is divided into two studies. In the first study, our goal was to arrange a Baseline assessment for the screening process of adolescents at risk of suicide. while in second study we aim to implement a didactic approach based on religious teachings and culture milieu and examine its effects as an evidence based suicide prevention program.

Full description

Suicide has become a major public health problem around the world. according to a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among youth. Suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts are on the rise among youth. Therefore, evidence-based prevention programs need to fill this gap with interventions at the higher secondary schools.

For decades, research and prevention efforts have been failed in developing meaningful predictions and reductions in suicide. However, significant efforts are needed to stop the rising tide of suicide. For the purpose, it is important to understand the suicidal thought at first as not everyone who commits suicide attempts suicide first.

Therefore, in this study an attempt has been made to investigate profoundly the understanding of suicide which has been emerged a serious problem around the globe and in particular in Pakistani society. The researcher has planned to conduct psychological measures with established psychometric properties to look at the relationship between suicidal ideation and impulsivity anticipating suicidal behavior. During study the role of moderators i.e. social effectiveness and level of religiosity shall also be investigated. Findings of this study shall comprehensively provide data in order to design an inclusive prophylactic strategy known as didactic intervention to prevent the suicidal act before it occurs. It is expected that this approach grounded on religious teaching and cultural milieu in line with the best practices, will be adapted. Subsequently, this study also aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the didactic approach as an evidence based suicide prevention program in higher secondary schools with selective prevention programs.


150 estimated patients




12 to 25 years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Higher Secondary School Students
  • Young people at risk of suicide: those who are impulsive and have suicidal thoughts.

Exclusion criteria

  • Who has a history of suicide attempts

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


Single Blind

150 participants in 2 patient groups

Experimental condition
Experimental group
Didactic intervention based on religious teachings and cultural milieu, the experimental group will receive 12 sessions for three months, 4 sessions per month including focused group discussion.
Other: Didactic model for suicidal behavior in the framework of impulsivity and ideations
Control condition
Other group
They will have sessions like the experimental group but the control group will get the knowledge in the form of written material without any explanation (Information Leaflet).
Other: Didactic model for suicidal behavior in the framework of impulsivity and ideations

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Muhammad T Khalily; Abdullah

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