Psychiatry Investig.  2020 Sep;17(9):911-924. 10.30773/pi.2020.0166.

“Suicide CARE” (Standardized Suicide Prevention Program for Gatekeeper Intervention in Korea): An Update

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Republic of Korea
  • 3Suicide Prevention Center, Republic of Korea Air Force, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  • 4Department of Neuropsychiatry, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 5Workplace Mental Health Institute, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 6Mental Health Center, The Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea
  • 7Department of Psychiatry, The Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea
  • 8Department of Psychiatry, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 9Department of Social Welfare, Suwon Science College, Hwaseong, Republic of Korea
  • 10Department of Psychiatry, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 11Korea Association for Suicide Prevention, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 12Department of Psychiatry, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • 13Department of Psychiatry, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Republic of Korea

Abstract


Objective
In 2011, “Suicide CARE” (Standardized Suicide Prevention Program for Gatekeeper Intervention in Korea) was originally developed for the early detection of warning signs of suicide completion, since there is a tendency to regard emotional suppression as a virtue of Korean traditional culture. A total of 1.2 million individuals completed the training program of “Suicide CARE” in Korea.
Methods
More sophisticated suicide prevention approaches according to age, sex, and occupation have been proposed, demanding for a more detailed revision of “Suicide CARE.” Thus, during the period from August 2019 to February 2020, “Suicide CARE” has been updated to version 2.0. The assessments on domestic gatekeeper training programs for suicide prevention, international gatekeeper training programs for suicide prevention, psychological autopsy interview reports between 2015 and 2018, and the evaluation of feedback from people who completed “Suicide CARE” version 1.6 training were performed.
Results
We describe the revision process of “Suicide CARE,” revealing that “Suicide CARE” version 2.0 has been developed using an evidence-based methodology.
Conclusion
It is expected that “Suicide CARE” version 2.0 be positioned as the basic framework for many developing gatekeeper training programs for suicide prevention in Korea in the near future.

Keyword

Suicide Prevention Program, Gatekeeper Intervention, “Suicide CARE,” Revision, Korea
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