A Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training is a training that enhances an individual’s knowledge, attitudes and skills to identify other individuals at risk. It teaches lay and professional “gatekeepers” the risk factors and warning signs of suicide so they can intervene and respond appropriately.
Participants in a Gatekeeper training will be introduced to:
- Responses to suicidality by identifying signs and symptoms of suicide, risk and protective factors, profession-specific roles, responsibilities, and protocols;
- Ways to Identify when and how to refer an individual for more help;
- Profession-specific prevention and postvention protocols for local adaptation.