Date of Award

7-11-2017

Document Type

Doctoral Capstone

Degree Name

Psy.D.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Kimberly A. Gorgens

First Committee Member

Peter M. Gutierrez

Second Committee Member

Peter Buirski

Keywords

Suicide, American adults, suicide survivors

Abstract

Suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death among Americans overall and is the second leading cause of death among American adults between the ages of 18 and 34 (Kochanek, Murphy, Xu, & Tejada-­‐Vera, 2016). In addition to the number of people who die by suicide, each suicide death costs $1,287,534 in lost revenue, mental health costs, and medical expenses (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). Suicide also takes a toll on people who knew or were close with the person who died. For every one suicide, there are approximately 115 suicide survivors. Put another way, sixty percent of the population report they know at least one person who has attempted or died by suicide (Cerel, Maple, Aldrich, & van de Venne, 2013).

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Copyright is held by the author.

Extent

30 ppages

Paper Method

Case Study

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