Expanding Capacity for Suicide Prevention: The ALIVE @ Purdue Train-the-Trainers Program

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Carrie A. Wachter Morris, Associate Professor & School Counseling Coordinator (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students (National Mental Health Association & The Jed Foundation, 2002), with 1 in 10 college students reported having seriously considered suicide in the previous 12 months (American College Health Association,2007). Although there is a need for consistent suicide prevention programming and training on college campuses (Kisch, Leino, & Silverman, 2005), providing campus-wide outreach and training may strain overwhelmed college counseling centers (Gallagher, 2009). One effective strategy for suicide prevention is gatekeeper training (Isaac et al., 2009;Tompkins & Witt, 2009). Gatekeeper training has been described as “a prevention strategy that improves detection and referral of at-risk individuals” (Tompkins & Witt, 2009, p. 134). A number of scholars (see, for example, Tompkins & Witt, 2009) have suggested that a particularly important group that should receive suicide prevention gatekeeper training in the college environment is resident assistants (RAs).

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Journal of College Student Development, 56(8), 861- 866.
Language: English
Date: 2015
suicide, suicide prevention program, suicide prevention, gatekeeper training , resident assistants

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