Date of Award


Document Type

Capstone Paper


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Eric Baltrinic


According to the Center for Disease Control (2016), suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year olds in the United States. Research indicates that the rate for suicide among college students is seven to eight students per 100,000 college students (Cimini & Rivero, 2013). Suicide in college students is a great concern of campus counselors, student affairs administrators, and chief executive officers. However, the responses of colleges and universities to student suicides have changed over time (Brandt-Brown, 2014). In the past, college campuses focused on a standard clinical intervention strategy, which focused on preventing suicide through traditional mental health services. Currently, campuses are incorporating more proactive, problem-solving strategies to their suicide prevention efforts (Brandt-Brown, 2014). This paper will (a) describe a variety of risk factors and warning signs; (b) define different campus intervention strategies; (c) outline post-suicide interventions.

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