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Gatekeepers – Helping to Prevent Suicide in Colorado

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This evaluation determined whether gatekeepers—community members trained in recognizing at-risk individuals of suicide and referring them to professional caregivers—use their understanding and skills to positively intervene and prevent suicide deaths. The findings show that most gatekeepers did help at-risk individuals, indicating that the strategy of gatekeeper training is a successful suicide prevention strategy.

Learn about the health equity issues affecting Coloradans at Collective Colorado, a publication of The Colorado Trust.