Bridging the gap: Connecting resident assistants and suicidal residents through gatekeeper training.
McLean, K. & Becker, M.A.S.
One hundred sixty‐two resident assistants (RAs) at a large southeastern university were randomly assigned to attend either a specialized 1‐hr training program in suicide prevention (intervention group) or a stress and time management skills training program (control group). The results failed to show the suicide prevention training program had any impact on RA intervention behaviors, resident help‐seeking behaviors, or RA perceptions of resident distress and suicidality 4 months following training. Results are interpreted and discussed in relation to strengthening suicide prevention training programs on college campuses.