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Table 6 Significant associations between type of training and specific intentionsa

From: Associations of training to assist a suicidal person with subsequent quality of support: results from a national survey of the Australian public

Type of training Positive intentions that were more likely Negative intentions that were less likely
Professional Ask if he/she has been thinking about killing himself/herself.
Ask if he/she has the means to kill himself/herself.
Ask if he/she has a plan for suicide—for example a date or how they will die.
Reassure you know exactly how badly he/she feels.
Would try to make him/her understand that suicide is wrong.
Tell him/her how much it will hurt his/her family and friends if he/she were to kill himself/herself.
MHFA Ask if he/she has been thinking about killing himself/herself.
Ask if he/she has the means to kill himself/herself.
Ask if he/she has a plan for suicide—for example a date or how they will die.
Would try to make him/her understand that suicide is wrong.
Other Listen to problems without judgement
Ask if he/she has been thinking about killing himself/herself.
Ask if he/she has the means to kill himself/herself.
Ask if he/she has a plan for suicide—for example a date or how they will die.
Would try to make him/her understand that suicide is wrong.
  1. aSignificant with Bonferroni-adjusted alpha of 0.05/15 = 0.003