School-based suicide prevention through gatekeeper training: The role of natural leaders

One Tier 2 approach to school-based youth suicide prevention is gatekeeper training, where teachers and school staff learn to respond to students in distress. Although promising, implementation-sensitive prevention efforts could be advanced by providing additional training to natural leaders in the school building, so they can support and coach others. The purpose of this study […]

Evaluation of the outcomes of the Quebec provincial suicide prevention gatekeeper training on knowledge, recognition of attitudes, perceived self-efficacy, intention to help, and helping behaviors

Introduction: Gatekeeper (GK) training is a suicide prevention strategy in which community members learn to identify individuals at risk of suicide and refer them for appropriate help. Despite its widespread use, few studies  have investigated its effects, including changes in helping behaviors. Aims: To assess the impact of GK training on participants’ knowledge, recognition of […]

Effectiveness of suicide prevention gatekeeper training: 12-month follow-up of SafeTALK training to community members

Objective Long-term assessments of gatekeeper training (GKT) with multiple follow-ups are rare. Therefore, the aim of the current analysis is to examine 12-month follow-up outcomes of SafeTALK training in addition to the earlier analysis of pre-, post-, and 6-month follow-up. Method Two hundred and sixty two community volunteers participated in half-day (4-h) gatekeeper training sessions. […]

Development of the Life Gatekeeper suicide prevention training programme in China: A Delphi study

Background: Youth suicide has been a pressing public mental health concern in China, yet there is a lack of gatekeeper intervention programmes developed locally to prevent suicide among Chinese adolescents. Aims: The current Delphi study was the first step in the systematic development of the Life Gatekeeper programme, the first gatekeeper programme to be developed locally in […]

Examining individual and service delivery context variables and their association with the effectiveness of QPR suicide prevention gatekeeper training

Suicide prevention training programs have spread rapidly within child and public-serving organizations, due to the alarming increase in youth suicide rates. Yet, within these organizations, roles and responsibilities can shape attitudes and intentions related to suicide prevention, thereby influencing the uptake of prevention efforts. As such, various organizational and individual factors can predict uptake, adoption, […]

Teachers facing the suicidal behavior among adolescent students: Perceptions and interventions

This research sought to analyze the interventions of integrated high school teachers when they perceived suicidal behavior in students. Therefore, a field research was developed, with a qualitative approach and applied nature, with 12 permanent professors from a federal educational institution. Data were  collected using an electronic form (Google Forms) and analyzed through content analysis. […]

Evaluation of a brief training of police constables in recognizing suicidal behaviour in Lagos, Nigeria

Background: Given the high frequency with which police officers encounter people challenged by mental health issues, including those at risk for suicide, a well-trained police force has the potential to play an  important role in community-based suicide awareness and mental health prevention. Objectives: This paper addresses the need to understand the effects of brief suicide […]

The certified QPR Pathfinder training program: A description of a novel public health gatekeeper training program to mitigate suicidal ideation and suicide deaths

Suicide represents a significant public health concern. One approach to reducing suicide rates is to train gatekeepers-community members who, through their day-to-day practices, interact with a substantial proportion of the population-to detect individuals at elevated suicide risk and refer them to appropriate mental health care services. One of the most well-known community gatekeeper training programs […]

Effectiveness of online advanced C.A.R.E suicide prevention gatekeeper training program among healthcare lecturers and workers in national university of Malaysia: A pilot study

Background: Suicide is a major cause of death among adolescents and young adults, especially students. This is particularly true for healthcare students with a higher risk and more access to lethal means. Thus, it is vital for healthcare educators who have regular contact with these healthcare students to be trained as gatekeepers in preventing suicide. Evidence […]

Mental Health First Aid crisis role-plays between pharmacists and simulated patients with lived experience: A thematic analysis of debrief

Purpose Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, can recognise and assist people experiencing mental health crises. Despite this, little is known about how pharmacists assist and engage with people presenting with signs and symptoms of mental health crises. This study aimed to (i) examine pharmacists’ mental health crisis assessment language during simulated patient role-plays (SPRPs) and (ii) […]

Evaluating the effectiveness of suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings as part of an American Indian/Alaska Native youth suicide prevention program

According to the Centers for Disease Control suicide rates in 2022 for American Indian/Alaska Native youth are 2.5 times higher than the national average. An Urban Indian Health Organization’s response to this crisis was to provide community and State-wide Gatekeeper trainings between 2012 and 2019 to teach trainees (N = 810) to respond appropriately to youth at-risk of […]

Mental health first aid suicide prevention training for men: Protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial in Australian Men’s Sheds

Enhancing the knowledge, attitudes and supportive actions of men and their peer group is a potential pathway for reducing suicide risk in middle-aged and older men. The current study involves a cluster randomised controlled trial which will investigate the effectiveness of the Mental Health First Aid Conversations About Suicide (MHFA-CAS) course in Men’s Sheds across Australia. Men’s Sheds will […]

Evaluation of a suicide prevention program encompassing both student and teacher training components

Background: Although suicide prevention programs have been shown to change suicide-related knowledge and attitudes, relatively little is known about their effects on actual behavior. Aims: Therefore, the focus of the present study was on improving participating school staff’s practical and communication skills. Method: Suicide prevention workshops for students in grades 8-10 (N = 200) and a gatekeeper training program […]

The Suicide Prevention for College Student (SPCS) gatekeepers program: A 3-year review of the evidence

Background: Linking college students with mental health services is critical, especially now, as many students report increased mental health concerns and suicidal ideation in the wake of COVID-19. The Suicide Prevention for College Student (SPCS) Gatekeepers Program provides student education and training to help link those in need with appropriate services. Aims: This study aimed to replicate […]

Interacting with patients at risk of self-harm or suicide: A qualitative study of community pharmacists and pharmacy staff

Background: Suicide and self-harm are significant public health concerns. Community pharmacies are accessible and frequented regularly by the public, making them well positioned to identify and intervene with those at risk. The aims of this research project are to evaluate pharmacy staff experiences of dealing with people at risk of suicide/self-harm, and explore how best […]

A needs assessment for suicide prevention training within community pharmacies

Background Suicide is a leading cause of deaths globally, with over 700,000 deaths by suicide reported annually. In Ireland, numbers of suicides increased by 5.4% from 2015 to 2019. Community pharmacists are one of the most accessible and trusted healthcare professionals, and together with their staff they are well placed to identify those who may be at […]

Effects of planned teaching programme on prevention of suicidal behavior of school students among school teachers

Background: Today India has a population of adolescents that is among the largest in the world. This is the generation, which will shape India’s future. Worldwide, suicide is among the top five causes of mortality in the 13 to 19 years of age group. According to world health organization, every year, suicide is committed by at […]

Impact of a brief suicide prevention training with an interactive video case assessment on student pharmacist outcomes

Objective To determine whether a brief suicide prevention training with an interactive video case (Pharm-SAVES) improves student pharmacists’ suicide prevention knowledge and self-efficacy. Methods Student pharmacists (N = 146) from 2 United States universities completed the 75-minute Pharm-SAVES training in September 2021. Suicide prevention knowledge and self-efficacy were measured via an online pre-test and post-test, and a […]

Police and suicide prevention: Evaluation of a training program

Background: Police officers are frequently the first responders to individuals in crisis, but generally receive little training for this role. We developed and evaluated training in suicide awareness and prevention for frontline rail police in the UK. Aims: To investigate the impact of training on officers’ suicide prevention attitudes, confidence, and knowledge. Method: Fifty-three participants […]

An investigation of gatekeeper training and self-efficacy for suicide intervention among college/university faculty

Background: Suicide is a major global issue; US college students may be at greater risk and faculty may play a crucial role in prevention. Aims: The primary purpose of the present study was to examine: the level of confidence of college/university faculty in identifying at-risk students, to what extent they believed that their actions might reduce suicide, and […]

Should suicide risk assessment be embedded in undergraduate dental curricula?

Aims and objectives The aim of this Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle was to establish if undergraduate students believe they have a role to play in suicide risk assessment, and to discuss the implementation of suicide risk prevention into the undergraduate dental curriculum. Data gathered informed development of a subsequent suicide risk assessment educational workshop. Methodology An online questionnaire was […]

Implementation strategies and outcomes of school-based programs for adolescent suicide prevention: A scoping review protocol

Objective This scoping review aims to identify and map the empirical literature on the implementation strategies and outcomes of school-based programs for adolescent suicide prevention (SBASP). Introduction School-based programs are preferred interventions for preventing suicide in adolescents, and their effectiveness has been well-systematized in several reviews. Implementation research is a growing field for prevention programs, […]

Suicide-related stigma and social responsibility moderate the effects of an online suicide prevention gatekeeper training program

Aim: Gatekeeper interventions are universal programs designed for use by the general public that provide brief training sessions in responding to suicidal risk. To date, the evidence base for the efficacy of gatekeeper intervention training programs has been mixed. However, little attention has been paid to potential psychological moderators of the efficacy of suicide gatekeeper interventions. […]