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Boccio, Dana E. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Suicide remains the third leading cause of death among young people in the United States. Considering that youth who contemplate suicide generally exhibit warning signs before engaging in lethal self-harm, school-based mental health professionals can play a vital role in identifying students who are at risk for suicidal behavior. Nevertheless, the…
Descriptors: Suicide, At Risk Persons, Risk Assessment, Youth
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Brock, Stephen E.; Louvar Reeves, Melissa A. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2018
Suicide is a leading cause of death among youth ages 10 years and older. Further, recent federal surveillance data suggest the rates of suicidal ideation and behaviors to be increasing. With these facts in mind, in this paper, we examine the school psychologist's role in suicide risk assessment; which assesses the degree to which students, who…
Descriptors: Suicide, Psychological Patterns, School Psychologists, Counselor Role
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Kourgiantakis, Toula; Sewell, Karen M.; Lee, Eunjung; Adamson, Keith; McCormick, Megan; Kuehl, Dale; Bogo, Marion – Journal of Social Work Education, 2020
Social workers play a critical role in assessing and treating individuals and families with mental health and addiction concerns. Although social workers are key professionals in the mental health workforce, there are gaps in the training and education of mental health, addictions, and suicide, and many students are inadequately prepared for field…
Descriptors: Social Work, Mental Health, Addictive Behavior, Suicide
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Erbacher, Terri A.; Singer, Jonathan B. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2018
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10-25 years and approximately 1-in-6 adolescents reported serious suicidal ideation in the past year. Schools are a unique environment in which to identify and respond to youth suicide risk. Although there are screening tools for identifying which youth are at risk and assessment…
Descriptors: Suicide, At Risk Persons, Risk Assessment, School Role
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Schmidt, Robert C. – Professional Counselor, 2016
Mental health practitioners working within school or community settings may at any time find themselves working with youth presenting with suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Although always well intended, practitioners are making significant clinical decisions that have high potential for influencing a range of outcomes, including very negative…
Descriptors: Risk, Risk Assessment, Suicide, School Counseling
Singh, Gurpreet Kaur – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Working with suicidal clients is one of the most difficult tasks a mental health clinician is faced with. Due to the likely encounter of suicidal clients during their career, it is imperative that mental health professionals are prepared with the necessary training and skills to assess suicidality. The purpose of this study was to examine…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Suicide, Mental Health, Job Skills
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Mirick, Rebecca G. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2020
In 2012, the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention recommended more education in suicide prevention for mental health professionals. This study of social work instructors (N = 225) explored attitudes, beliefs, and feelings toward teaching suicide content in practice courses; the content covered; barriers to teaching about suicide; and desired…
Descriptors: Social Work, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Graduate Study
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De Riggi, Melissa E.; Moumne, Samira; Heath, Nancy L.; Lewis, Stephen P. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2017
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), the immediate and deliberate destruction of one's own body tissue, without suicidal intent, and not for purposes that are socially accepted, is a critical concern for youth in schools. Despite significant scholarly advances and increasing clinical awareness of NSSI, many school mental health professionals (MHPs)…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Self Destructive Behavior, Adolescents, Mental Health Workers
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Schmitz, William M., Jr.; Allen, Michael H.; Feldman, Barry N.; Gutin, Nina J.; Jahn, Danielle R.; Kleespies, Phillip M.; Quinnett, Paul; Simpson, Skip – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2012
There are twice as many suicides as homicides in the United States, and the suicide rate is rising. Suicides increased 12% between 1999 and 2009. Mental health professionals often treat suicidal patients, and suicide occurs even among patients who are seeking treatment or are currently in treatment. Despite these facts, training of most mental…
Descriptors: Mental Health Workers, Mental Health, Suicide, Patients
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Pisani, Anthony R.; Cross, Wendi F.; Gould, Madelyn S. – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2011
A systematic search of popular and scholarly databases identified workshops that addressed general clinical competence in the assessment or management of suicide risk, targeted mental health professionals, and had at least one peer-reviewed publication. We surveyed workshop developers and examined empirical articles associated with each workshop.…
Descriptors: Suicide, Risk, Risk Management, Workshops
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Lee, Seung-yeon; Hong, Jun Sung; Espelage, Dorothy L. – School Psychology International, 2010
This article reviews risk factors for youth suicide in South Korea (hereafter referred to as Korea), based on the ecological systems theory. Although youth suicide is a major concern for Korean society, understanding of this phenomenon has been limited since most of the empirical studies address personal characteristics without much consideration…
Descriptors: Intervention, Social Systems, Risk, Adolescents
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Messman, Jenna B.; Leslie, Leigh A. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: To examine health behavior and outcome disparities between transgender, female, and male participants in a national sample of US college students. Participants and Method Summary: Analyses utilized secondary data from 32,964 undergraduate and graduate students responding to the Fall 2013 American College Health Association--National…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, College Students, Health Behavior, Mental Disorders
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Slovak, Karen; Brewer, Thomas W. – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2010
Along with physician education in depression recognition and treatment, restricting lethal methods is an effective suicide prevention strategy. The present study surveyed a random sample (N = 697) of Ohio licensed social workers regarding client firearm assessment and safety counseling. Analyses sought to determine what independent factors would…
Descriptors: Weapons, Safety, Prevention, Mental Health Workers
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Swinton, Jonathan J.; Killian, Tasha; Wray, Paige – Journal of Extension, 2020
When completing a needs assessment, Extension professionals should include both objective county data and stakeholder input data. Specifically, Extension professionals should identify potential areas of need, source available objective data, source data from relevant county stakeholders, and analyze similarities and differences in objective and…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Rural Areas, Extension Agents, Data Analysis
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Kerr, Dianne L.; Santurri, Laura; Peters, Patricia – Journal of American College Health, 2013
Objective: To investigate selected mental health characteristics of lesbians and bisexual undergraduate college women as compared with heterosexual college women. Participants: Self-identified lesbians and bisexual and heterosexual female college students who took part in the American College Health Association National College Health Assessment…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Mental Health, Homosexuality
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