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Testing the Effectiveness of a List of Suicide Warning Signs for the Public

Title: Testing the Effectiveness of a List of Suicide Warning Signs for the Public.
Name(s): Van Orden, Kimberly A., author
Joiner, Thomas E., Jr., professor directing thesis
Sachs-Ericsson, Natalie, committee member
Maner, Jon K., committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The current study examines the effect that reading a list of warning signs for suicide has on beliefs about suicide. All participants read two sets of warning signs (with only the experimental group reading the suicide warning signs) and then answered questions concerning beliefs related to three health problems. Results indicate that participants who read the suicide warning signs reported greater abilities to recognize if someone is suicidal but did not report stronger beliefs that suicidal individuals are partly to blame, nor did they report lower likelihoods of befriending suicidal individuals. Results suggest that reading the list of warning signs may be effective in increasing the public's ability to recognize suicidal crises without creating or magnifying stigmatizing beliefs about suicidal individuals.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-4561 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2005.
Date of Defense: August 3, 2005.
Keywords: Suicide Prevention, Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Suicide
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Thomas E. Joiner, Jr., Professor Directing Thesis; Natalie Sachs-Ericsson, Committee Member; Jon K. Maner, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Host Institution: FSU

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Van Orden, K. A. (2005). Testing the Effectiveness of a List of Suicide Warning Signs for the Public. Retrieved from