Skip to main content

Table 2 Means and standard deviations for belief

From: Effects of the Mental Health First Aid for the suicidal person course on beliefs about suicide, stigmatising attitudes, confidence to help, and intended and actual helping actions: an evaluation

Item Pre-course Post-course 6-month Follow-up
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
You should not ask a person if they are thinking about suicide 1.76 0.86 1.28 0.82 0.56 1.27 0.58 0.58
All people who are suicidal want to die 1.78 0.73 1.47 0.80 0.42 1.51 0.63 0.36
Suicidal threats made when under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, do not need to be taken seriously 1.49 0.69 1.33 0.82 0.24 1.32 0.67 0.25
If a person is talking about killing themselves there is nothing you can do 1.51 0.70 1.41 0.74 0.15 1.30 0.61 0.31
You can tell how serious someone is about suicide by the method they are thinking of using 2.42 1.11 1.93 1.25 0.45 2.14 1.22 0.25
Scale (average) 1.79 0.56 1.48 0.67 0.56 1.51 0.49 0.51
  1. Glass’s Delta compared to pre-course mean using pre-course standard deviation; number of observations varies slightly due to missing data