The effects of the suicide awareness program in enhancing community volunteers' awareness of suicide warning signs.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of the suicide awareness program (SAP) in enhancing community volunteers' awareness of suicide warning signs (SWSs). Seventy-six participants were recruited in this study to complete the Awareness of Suicide Warning Signs Questionnaire before and after they received a 90-minute SAP. After the educational intervention, the mean score of the participants on awareness of SWSs was elevated from 3.97 to 4.53. The percentage of SWSs perceived increased from 46.88% to 84.38%. This shows that the SAP for community volunteers is effective in promoting suicide awareness.

DOI: 10.1016/j.apnu.2009.01.004

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@article{Tsai2010TheEO, title={The effects of the suicide awareness program in enhancing community volunteers' awareness of suicide warning signs.}, author={Wen-Pei Tsai and Long-Yau Lin and Wen-Li Chang and Hui-Chin Chang and Ming-chih Chou}, journal={Archives of psychiatric nursing}, year={2010}, volume={24 1}, pages={63-8} }