Evaluation of suicide prevention activities

13.8 Concluding observations

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Throughout the course of conducting this Evaluation, it has been gratifying for the evaluation team to see not only the passion with which people working in the suicide prevention projects go about their business, but also their genuine willingness to engage in data collection and evaluation activities, now and in the future. They, too, acknowledge that suicide prevention is an area characterised by a high level of complexity and a lack of conclusive guidance about the most effective strategies. Working with people at an extremely difficult time in their life is stressful and often very sad. In very challenging situations, this group of people work with passion and dedication and a high degree of willingness to do the best work they can.