SJU iCare Gatekeeper Training

The SJU-iCare Gatekeeper training program teaches participants to effectively recognize and respond to emotionally distressed individuals who may be at risk for suicide. In an interactive format attendees will learn:

  • How to identify warning signs of severe emotional distress and suicide
  • The myths about suicide that can impede an effective response
  • How to skillfully engage a distressed person and ask about suicide
  • How to persuade a person to seek help and refer to appropriate resources

Gatekeeper trainings typically run for 75 minutes. Interested participants can register for a scheduled training.   Student groups that request a training will be contacted to set up a mutually convenient time & date.  Trainers include SJU professional staff from Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Outreach and Support and Student Disability Services.

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