It is imperative for college counselors and higher education personnel to address the prevalence of suicide rates of college students. The purpose of this study is to examine key elements of suicide prevention and response (postvention) strategies that may be implemented in a college setting. The elements of comprehensive campus prevention examined include: Screening methods, gatekeeper training, and policy reform and implementation. The elements of postvention examined include: Campus response, identifying suicide survivors, and community support groups. It is concluded that a comprehensive framework that emphasizes key elements of prevention and postvention is vital for higher education settings.

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Capstone Paper


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Mitchell Moore

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