Training individuals in suicide prevention : individual and organizational characteristics of effective gatekeepers
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Suicide remains a major public health problem in the United States. Training individuals known as gatekeepers to identify the signs and behaviors of suicide risk has been one of the most widely adopted prevention strategies. Due to financial constraints, it is not possible to train all members of a community as gatekeepers. Thus, it is more fiscally responsible to selectively train individuals within a community who possess key characteristics that will make them more effective gatekeepers. In this dissertation, the personality and organizational characteristics of effective gatekeepers were ...