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Table 4 Exploring of suicide risk depending on self-rated knowledge in Telephone Emergency Service sample

From: Depression stigma and management of suicidal callers: a cross-sectional survey of crisis hotline counselors

  Self-rated knowledge about suicidality
(N = 887)
Poorly informed
(n = 11)
Less well informed
(n = 126)
Well informed
(n = 643)
Very well informed
(n = 107)
When do you pose concrete questions about suicidality? (N = 887) % % % %
Never (n = 3) 9.1 0 0.3 0
Only if the caller mentions suicidality himself (n = 227) 54.4 33.3 25.2 15.9
If proof becomes more evident throughout conversation (n = 334) 9.1 46.8 38.6 24.3
If I get suspicious (n = 322) 27.3 19.8 35.8 59.8
In every call (n = 1) 0 0 0.2 0