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A Brief Peer Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training: Preliminary Examination and Individual Factors that Influence Outcomes

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dc.contributor.advisor Esposito-Smythers, Christianne
dc.contributor.author Rallis, Bethany
dc.creator Rallis, Bethany
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-28T10:20:51Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-28T10:20:51Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/10420
dc.description.abstract Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. Despite the availability of mental health resources on college campuses, less than half of college students who are contemplating suicide seek professional help. Suicidal students are more likely to reach out to their peers for help but peers are generally not equipped with the skills needed to provide appropriate assistance. Thus, training students to serve as peer gatekeepers (i.e., recognize suicide warning signs, appropriately respond to concerns, refer suicidal youth to appropriate care) in suicide prevention efforts on college campuses holds great promise. The purpose of this dissertation project, funded by the GMU Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, was to: test the preliminary efficacy of a brief peer suicide gatekeeper training program (Mason Cares) through a joint collaboration between the Psychology Department and Counseling and Psychological Services (Aim1); and examine characteristics that predict effective peer gatekeeping behavior (Aim 2).
dc.format.extent 141 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2017 Bethany Rallis
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject college students en_US
dc.subject gatekeeper en_US
dc.subject prevention programs en_US
dc.subject suicide en_US
dc.title A Brief Peer Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training: Preliminary Examination and Individual Factors that Influence Outcomes
dc.type Dissertation
thesis.degree.level Ph.D.
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology, Clinical Psychology Concentration
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University


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