There is now a large body of evidence which confirms that suicide prevention training is effective. Here we have selected a few studies which show how suicide prevention can help to save lives.
September 14, 2020
Loss and bereavement are complex subjects, but death by suicide is an aspect that challenges us all to the core. In this unprecedented time, staying connected has never been more important to keeping us safe and in preventing people from taking their own lives.
September 8, 2020
Stakeholders often referred to ‘building’ a framework, and ‘building layers of support’ so the ‘building’ analogy was born. We have strong foundations as a (global, national, and local) ‘zero suicide community’, taking both top-down leadership approaches (eg what can government do, and what do we want government to do?) and ground-up leadership (what can we do, in many cases independent of government?). We then identified and developed four key layers to help us build strong sustainable infrastructure, purpose-designed to save lives.
September 4, 2020
Conducted by professionals from the Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health, this study focused on the use of safeTALK within mental health, physical health, education, law enforcement and corrections. The study found: high levels of satisfaction and increased skills & increased confidence to intervene with someone at risk for suicide.