A randomized control trial to test dissemination of an online suicide prevention training for intimate partner violence hotline workers

Purpose Suicide risk is higher among violence-involved individuals. Intimate Partner Violence hotline workers are a critical source of support and can potentially be suicide prevention champions. Our primary goal was to examine the effectiveness of disseminating a free, online IPV—Suicide Prevention curriculum, via a randomized control trial, to hotline workers in ten states with the […]

Measurement of primary care providers’ suicide prevention skills following didactic education

Objective Almost half of individuals who die by suicide have had contact with primary care (PC) services within 1 month of their death. PC providers must be able to assess and manage patients’ suicidal ideation, intent, and behaviors. When didactic training is provided to providers, it is assumed that their requisite skills are well developed. The […]

The Certified QPR+ Pathfinder Training Program: Need, concept, framework, & curriculum for a global approach to the prevention and mitigation of suicidal ideation and deaths by suicide

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration more than 12 million adults seriously considered suicide in 2019, compared to approximately 48,000 who died by suicide. Seriously thinking about suicide is a kind of misery index, a painful mental torment that negatively impacts all aspects of life. Extrapolating from the US ratio to […]

The prevalence of suicide prevention training and suicide-related terminology in United States chiropractic training and licensing requirements

Objective: To summarize the prevalence of suicide-related terminology in US doctor of chiropractic educational programs, residency programs, continuing education training, diplomate training programs, and state licensure requirements. The secondary objective was to provide next-step recommendations to enhance suicide prevention education and training for the profession. Methods: A review of public-facing electronic documents and websites occurred from April […]

The “Talk-to-Me” MOOC intervention for suicide prevention and mental health education among tertiary students: Protocol of a multi-site cross-over randomised controlled trial

Introduction Mental health problems are common among tertiary education students, with concerning levels of suicide ideation frequently observed in this population. There is a need for evidence-based mental health education and suicide prevention programs designed to meet the specific needs of these students. The “Talk-to-Me” Mass Open Online Course (MOOC) is a strengths-based mental health education program […]

Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention Training Audit Tool (SHSPAT) v1.0

The aim of the Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention Training Audit Tool (SHSPAT) is to assure the consistency and quality of training available in relation to self-harm and suicide prevention. Developing a quality assurance framework helps to facilitate best practice in relation to self-harm and suicide prevention training and aims to promote quality improvement. The development […]

A scoping review of suicide prevention training programs for pharmacists and student pharmacists

Objective. This scoping review updates a 2018 review of suicide prevention (SP) training programs for community and student pharmacists. Five scholarly databases were searched for articles published between January 2018 and December 2020. Articles were excluded if they: 1) did not describe an educational or training program for pharmacists or student pharmacists; 2) did not […]

Brief video-based suicide prevention training for primary care

Background and objectives: One-third of individuals who die by suicide had primary care contact in the preceding month. Primary care trainees need engaging and effective suicide prevention training that can be delivered within tight time and resource constraints. However, training is currently scarce and its effectiveness unknown. The objective of this study was to assess learner […]

Evaluation of a brief suicide prevention training program for college campuses

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in college students. While research indicates a positive impact of gatekeeper training programs on knowledge and attitudes, few have examined change in suicide prevention behaviors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a brief suicide prevention training for college campuses on knowledge, self-efficacy […]

Modeling the longitudinal direct and indirect effects of attitudes, self-efficacy, and behavioral intentions on practice behavior outcomes of suicide intervention training.

The purpose of this study was to use a longitudinal path analysis to test attitudes toward suicide prevention, self-efficacy, and behavioral intentions as mediators/moderators of clinical skill development over time following suicide intervention training. Results support a direct effect of attitudes on practice behaviors and self-efficacy, but no moderating effect. Self-efficacy performed as a mediator […]

Critically evaluating school mental health: pilot report.


QPR gatekeeper training for suicide prevention: the model, rationale and theory.

Suicide and self-inflicted injuries represent a significant public health problem. For community-based suicide prevention programs, theory-driven research on Gatekeeper training and its effectiveness remains limited. This paper describes the QPR Gatekeeper Training program for Suicide Prevention, its theoretical basis, the three-step CPR-like intervention and implications for the detection of new, untreated at-risk cases in defined […]

The impact of gatekeeper training for suicide prevention on university resident assistants.


Evaluating Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training in a college setting.


Is suicide training sufficient for psychology trainees to respond appropriately to suicidal clients?

This study reports the frequency of suicide training for current psychology trainees. Additionally,the research uses the Suicide Intervention Response Inventory – Second Edition (SIRI-2) to assess psychology trainees’ ability to respond appropriately to suicidal clients. This study compares scores on the SIRI-2 between participants who are in pre-internship years of training and those currently in […]

Setting up suicide prevention plans at the local level: The methodology of focus groups with stakeholders.


Who gets care? Mental health service use following a school-based suicide prevention program.

Objective: To examine symptomatology and mental health service use following students’ contact with a large urban school district’s suicide prevention program. Method: In 2001 school district staff conducted telephone interviews with 95 randomly selected parents approximately 5 months following their child’s contact with the district’s suicide prevention program, a School Gatekeeper Training model. Parents provided […]

Making the case for primary care and mandated suicide prevention education.

Journal held in CSP Library.

SPTP Annual Report 1993-1994

This annual report reviews the operations & achievements of the Suicide Prevention Training Programs over the fiscal year April 1993-March 1994.

Annual Report 1994-1995

This annual report presents data on the operations & achievements of the Suicide Prevention Training Programs for the fiscal year, April 1994-March 1995.

Annual Report 1995-1996

The achievements & operations of the Suicide Prevention Training Programs are detailed in this annual report for the fiscal year, April 1995-March 1996.

Northern Lifelines: Aboriginal Youth Reach out to Peers

White Stone Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Training for Youth Educators; Lesson Learned and Taken Forward