This report evaluates the gatekeeper training program for suicide risk assessment. Information about the program & organization is included. Data was collected about knowledge & competency attitudes towards assessing suicidal risk from youths before & after completing the program. The results indicate a significant increase in knowledge, skills, & attitudes as a result of a[…]
This study evaluated the efficacy of gate keeper training with high school peer helpers. Significant gains in knowledge about suicide & skills for responding to suicidal peers were found to be evident immediately after training & 3 months later. There was also significant improvement in positive attitudes toward suicide intervention following training. The research offers[…]
The Fine Heart of Listening. Need Crisis and Information Line: Suicide Prevention in the Schools Pilot Project Evaluation Report
File also includes an executive summary of the project evaluation.
Victoria’s NEED Crisis & Information Line has recently developed & is delivering a youth suicide prevention program to secondary students in the Greater Victoria area. This article describes the program. The project was evaluated & the findings are summarized. Concludes that NEED is fullfilling a vital role by providing this service to the school districts[…]
Mobile Emergency Response and Telephone Crisis Lines: a Partnership Between Professionals and Volunteers
Method of access (3rd party referrals from police, physicians, other service providers) to the Victoria Emergency Mental Health Services (EMHS) response team became a problem for families & clients who wanted more direct access to the team. An integrated services agreement with the NEED Crisis Line offers: individuals more direct access to the EMHS team;[…]
This book was designed by the Kwagiulth Nation Uraban Society as a self help model for First Nations groups dealing with suicide. Some of the aspects covered include: raising the awareness about suicide; the role of KUS in the community; the evolution of the healing circle; personal stories; helping others; myths and facts about suicide;[…]