Suicide Prevention: Psychological Intervention vs. Control

General Description

The data-suicide-psyctr dataset is a meta-analytic research domain MARD) on psychotherapy for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. This MARD is part of the Metapsy project.

The dataset contains study information and effect size data of trials that report the effect of psychotherapy on suicidal ideation, suicide attempts (including self-harm leading to hospitalisation) or completed suicides. This dataset includes psychotherapy vs. control (‘psy vs ctr’) comparisons. Effect sizes are provided for outcomes at post-test. Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts are different outcomes and are analysed separately.

The dataset follows the Metapsy data standard. All included information has been independently extracted by two researchers. Risk of bias ratings were conducted using the Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias Tool (Version 2).

Affiliated Institutions

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 113 Zelfmoordpreventie

Online Meta-Analysis Tool

A simplified version of this database can be analyzed at


  • metapsyData Shorthand:
  • Number of Studies:
  • Latest Version:
  • Last updated:
  • Last search:
  • Search String (Latest Version):
  • Data Repository (Latest Version):
  • Preregistration (Research Domain):
  • License: ODC-By v1.0
  • Database DOI:

Variable Description

Study References

Database Flowchart

Studies in the suicide-psyctr dataset were extracted from the larger “psychological interventions for suicide prevention” database. The study flow of this database can be found below.

Further Information

  • A paper summarizing the methodology of the "psychological interventions for suicide prevention" database


. Database of psychological interventions for suicide prevention trials with control conditions. Part of the Metapsy project (Version ). URL DOI .