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Faculty's Perception of Their Role in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

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dc.contributor.advisor Garcia, John
dc.contributor.author Partin, Tamra Deon
dc.contributor.other Johnson, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-06T21:19:29Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-06T21:19:29Z
dc.date.created 2013 May
dc.date.issued 2013-06-06
dc.identifier.other Master of Social Work
dc.identifier.uri http://scholarworks.csustan.edu/handle/011235813/238
dc.description.abstract Currently approximately 1,350 college students die by suicide each year. Studies indicate that the best way to prevent suicide is through the early recognition and treatment of depression and other psychiatric illnesses (Prevention, 2012). Strategies to promote early identification are an essential part of a campus suicide prevention plan. In the past, the knowledge of the warning signs, early recognition, and treatment have been left to the mental health professionals on campus. Due to increased suicide on campus, an effective support system for students regarding mental health and suicide prevention is imperative for the success of college students throughout the nation. This quantitative study used a survey to explore how faculty perceives their role in mental health and suicide prevention. A major finding for this study is a third of faculty members surveyed did not feel it is their responsibly to actively watch for signs of mental health concerns or suicide; however, the findings support that faculty members feel it is their responsibility to make referrals for students who approach them regarding mental health and suicide concerns. The findings from this study will give institutional decision makers an overview of the perceptions faculty members have toward their role in mental health and suicide prevention. Ongoing research into the benefits of utilizing faculty in watching for warning signs of mental health concerns and signs of suicide would serve to the benefit of students. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title Faculty's Perception of Their Role in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention en_US
dc.type thesis en_US

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