For college students, suicide is the second leading cause of death. In this study, we evaluated a gatekeeper training suicide prevention program that em-phasizes emotional connectivity with students in crisis and incorporates the collaborative efforts between Housing/Residential Programs and the Counsel-ing Center. Participants consisted of graduate and resident assistants. Very significant gains were found from pre-training to post-training and from pre-training to three-month follow-up in knowledge, skills, and emotional connectivi-ty. Two years of data will be presented.
House, L. A., Lynch, J. F., & Bane, M. (2013). An Evaluation of a Unique Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention of College Students: Demonstrating Effective Partnering within Student Affairs, Michigan Journal of Counseling, 40(1), 27-45. doi:10.22237/mijoc/1370044980