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Developing and evaluating a scalable suicide prevention gatekeeper training program for community pharmacy staff

2020 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $100,000
Focus Area: Community Intervention Studies

Delesha Carpenter, Ph.D., MSPH

Delesha Carpenter, Ph.D., MSPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Inside the Research

Although many community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have interacted with people who exhibit suicide warning signs, less than 10% say they have the necessary training or resources to support patients who are at risk for suicide. A brief suicide prevention training program for pharmacy staff (SAVE-Pharm) will be developed and then tested to evaluate whether staff who complete SAVE-Pharm are more likely to discuss suicide prevention with at-risk patients.