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ERIC Number: EJ1097289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8225
Distress and Suicidality in Higher Education: Implications for Population-Oriented Prevention Paradigms
Brownson, Chris; Drum, David J.; Swanbrow Becker, Martin A.; Saathoff, Andrea; Hentschel, Elizabeth
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v30 n2 p98-113 2016
College students respond to stressful experiences along a continuum of distress and suicidality. This study investigated, from students' perspectives, the contributors to stress, nature of stress, coping strategies used, and role of drugs and alcohol during stressful periods--all with particular relevance for suicidality. Undergraduate and graduate students were sampled on an online survey from 73 institutions, totaling 26,292 respondents. The pervasiveness of stressful experiences students endorse appears to be more than traditional clinical interventions can manage on their own. Recommendations are, therefore, made about how to utilize population-based prevention to reduce students' distress and suicidality and improve their mental health.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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