Year: 2013 Source: Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work.(2012).9(3):283-292.doi:10.1080/15433714.2010.498672 SIEC No: 20130286

As part of Preventing Suicide: Kentucky’s Plan, a gatekeeper training was implemented. The implementation of this brief educational intervention and changes in participants’ suicide prevention attitudes were examined. Data were collected from 3,958 people in 213 sessions from May 2004 to August 2006. Participants reported high levels of satisfaction with the trainings. Immediately following the training, participants showed substantial increases in their perception of their suicide knowledge and their perceived efficacy to help someone who displays signs of suicide. QPR was widely disseminated across the state and shows promise to change immediate beliefs and feelings of efficacy.