Gatekeepers Training for Suicide Prevention 

1 Dec 2022 News

The Mental Health Unit provided training for a total of 150 key persons across five (5) Regions to become “Gatekeepers”. These persons include teachers, civil society members, police officers, and religious & community leaders, within communities of Regions 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Gatekeepers were trained in these specific areas:

  • Distinguish when someone at risk for suicide.​
  • Provide knowledge on psychological distress, including verbal, behavioral or situational
  • Raise awareness about suicide to reduce stigma and discrimination.​
  • Provide knowledge about suicide and provide positive coping skills to individuals at risk.​
  • Link at risk persons for suicide to suitable mental health services in an efficient and coordinated manner.​



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