Preventing College Student Suicide: New Directions for Student Services, Number 141

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Deborah J. Taub, Jason Robertson
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 21, 2013 - Education - 112 pages

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students. Further, one in ten college students has considered suicide in the past year. Experts have called for a comprehensive, systemic approach to campus suicide prevention that addresses both at-risk groups and the general campus population.

Since 2005, 138 colleges and universities have received funding under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act to develop and implement campus suicide prevention programs. This volume highlights successful strategies implemented by grantee campuses. These approaches can serve as models to address student suicide and prevention on other campuses.

This is the 141st volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.


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The Public Health Approach to Campus Suicide
Peer Education in Campus Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention for LGBT Students
Suicide Prevention in a Diverse Campus
Postsuicide Intervention as a Prevention Tool

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Deborah J. Taub is associate professor of higher education and coordinator of the graduate program in higher education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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