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An Evaluation of School-based Suicide Prevention Services for Adolescents

Bullock, Jordan (2020) An Evaluation of School-based Suicide Prevention Services for Adolescents. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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An investigation of how school-based suicide prevention programs impact young adult suicide rates across the country is of great public health significance. The growing rates of suicide in the United States has led to epidemic levels in recent years, and is a major public health concern. Of particular concern is the increasing rates of young adult or adolescent suicides, which continue to rise each year. There are many risk factors that contribute to young adults experiencing suicidal thoughts, behaviors, and actions. However, these risk factors are hard to predict, as they present and are experienced differently in each young adult. Adolescents spend the majority of their time in school systems. Therefore, there has been increased research into how schools can provide prevention and early intervention services for students. The purpose of this essay is to evaluate how school-based suicide prevention services and programs are implemented, and how they could impact this disturbing crisis. Specifically, this analysis will provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the prevention resources available to schools, as well as the challenges and limitations that exist in suicide policies and school programs.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bullock, Jordanjkb61@pitt.edujkb61
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairVan Nostrand, Elizabethevannostrand@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberFelter, Elizabethemfelter@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 2 July 2020
Date Type: Submission
Number of Pages: 38
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 20:56
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2020 20:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/39232

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