Year: 1999 Source: Death Studies, v.23, no.1, (January-February 1999), p.61-71 SIEC No: 19990090

Both before & after a 1-hour suicide prevention training module, 75 elementary teachers-in-training read a 4-sentence vignette about a suicidal student, then completed 8 questions about their responses. At post-training these teachers were more likely to take the suicide risk seriously & indicate that they would respond appropriately. Increased proactive attitudes after one hour of training imply that teachers would benefit from periodic suicide awareness & prevention training modules.