Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention: A Theoretical Model and Review of the Empirical Literature

Crystal Burnette
Rajeev Ramchand
Lynsay Ayer
Copyright Date: 2015
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 48
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt13x1ftq
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    Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention
    Book Description:

    In recent years, the rising rate of suicides by military personnel has generated concern among policymakers, military leaders, and the public at large. Based on a recommendation from an earlier RAND report on preventing suicide among military personnel, this report reviews the literature on gatekeeper models of suicide prevention to better understand what is known about the effectiveness of gatekeepers and gatekeeper training.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8907-6
    Subjects: Psychology, Health Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  4. Figure and Tables
    (pp. vii-viii)
  5. Acknowledgments
    (pp. ix-x)
  6. Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention: A Theoretical Model and Review of the Empirical Literature
    (pp. 1-14)

    The rate of military suicides has been increasing in recent years. In 2010—the most recent year for which we have epidemiologic data—there were 301 suicide deaths among service members on active duty, equating to a rate of 18.0 suicides per 100,000 service members (Luxton et al., 2012). The increase in suicide within the Department of Defense (DoD), and more specifically among the Army and Marine Corps, has generated concern among policymakers, military leaders, and the public at large. This concern is evidenced by the creation in 2010 of a congressionally directed task force (Department of Defense Task Force...

  7. APPENDIX Description of Gatekeeper Studies
    (pp. 15-32)
  8. Abbreviations
    (pp. 33-34)
  9. References
    (pp. 35-38)