Preliminary evaluation of lived experience of suicide training: Short-, medium- and longer-term impacts of Our Voices in Action training

Despite increased participation and multiple workforce roles of those with lived experience in suicide prevention, there are no evaluated training programs to support this population. This study evaluated a training program aimed to prepare people for these important roles. Survey data at pre-, post- and at three- and 12-month follow-up were used measuring knowledge, attitudes,[…]

High school educator training by simulation to address emotional and behavioral concerns in school settings: A randomized study

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of an online virtual human role-play simulation in teaching high school educators and staff to identify, talk to, and if necessary, refer students in psychological distress to support services. High school educators (N = 31,144) from 43 US states and 5 American territories completed a baseline survey[…]

Brief internet-delivered skills training based on DBT for adults with borderline personality disorder: A feasibility study

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by instability in emotions, relationships, and behaviors, such as self-injury and suicidal behavior. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an established intervention for BPD, but there are long waiting times for treatment. This study aimed to explore if a brief internet-delivered DBT skills training program with minimal therapist[…]

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[…]

Harnessing innovative technologies to train nurses in suicide safety planning with hospitalized patients: Protocol for formative and pilot feasibility research

Background: Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with >47,000 deaths in 2019. Most people who died by suicide had contact with the health care system in the year before their death. Health care provider  training is a top research priority identified by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention;[…]

Development of an online suicide prevention program involving people with lived experience: Ideas and challenges

Fear of stigmatization, self-stigmatization, and insucient information can lead to secrecy, reduced helpseeking, lower self-esteem, and lower self-ecacy among people affected by suicidality or suicide. Therefore, we developed an online suicide prevention program aiming to improve knowledge about suicidality and suicide stigma.
Inspired by the Australian program The Ripple Effect,[…]

Remote supervision and training in suicide prevention during the time of the coronavirus pandemic: Recommendations for training programs and supervisors

The Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) has led to a widespread surge in need for mental health services. At the same time, trainees in health service psychology rapidly transitioned to remote work to protect the safety of themselves, colleagues, and patients from the pandemic. This abrupt switch has led to pioneering advancements in the use of remote[…]

An evaluation of the core competency suicide prevention training program for university health service providers

Despite advances in suicide risk assessment and intervention, evidence-based suicide prevention training for university health service providers is still lacking. This study evaluated the core competency model of suicide prevention training for an interdisciplinary sample of university counseling and student health providers (N = 21). Training was delivered in a half-day workshop format. Participants completed a pre-post[…]

Suicides in psychiatric patients: Identifying health care-related factors through clinical practice reviews

The objective of this study was to identify health care-related factors associated with death by suicide in psychiatric patients and to gain insight into clinician views on how to deal with suicidality. The study material derived from a clinician committee in a psychiatric department reviewing every outpatient and inpatient suicide in a standardized way. Reports’[…]

A poststructural analysis: Current practices for suicide prevention by nurses in the emergency department and areas of improvement

Aims and objectives
To use a poststructuralist framework to critique historical, social and institutional constructions of emergency nursing and examine conflicting discourses surrounding suicide prevention. The aim is to also demonstrate practical guidance for enhancing emergency nursing practice and research with regard to suicide prevention.
Emergency departments have been historically constructed[…]