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Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2007 Dec;37(6):659-70. doi: 10.1521/suli.2007.37.6.659.

Proximate outcomes of gatekeeper training for suicide prevention in the workplace.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, Ny 14642, USA. wendi_cross@urmc.rochester.edu

Abstract

In this pilot study we report on proximate outcomes of a 1-hour community gatekeeper training in-service for 76 nonclinical employees in a university hospital workplace setting. Pre-post analyses resulted in positive changes in participants' knowledge about suicide and attitudes (self-efficacy) about intervening with suicidal individuals. A subset of participants engaged in role play practice of gatekeeper skills following training and rated the experience positively. Fifty-five observations were rated using an observational measure developed for this study and approximately half of these demonstrated satisfactory skills post training. Participants in this workplace gatekeeper training reported sharing new knowledge and skills with family, friends, and coworkers.

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