Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Rebecca Milner

Committee Members

Emily Donald, Bill Garris


Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. College students have increased exposure to suicidal ideation and deaths by suicide and may experience suicidal ideation as a means of escape from emotional pain or from severe psychopathology. There are a number of risk factors that are present which make a person more susceptible to dying by suicide. One of those risk factors is past exposure to suicide. The present study is an analysis of the exposure to suicide that is present on a college campus. This report includes an in-depth review of the literature on suicide exposure, the methodology of the current study, and descriptive statistics of the results and a discussion of the likelihood that an individual would intervene with a friend who may be suicidal. The report concludes with a discussion about the study findings, limitations of the research, and implications for future research.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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