Laura S. Ford

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The purpose of this project was to describe the variables age, gender, child or adult abuse, educational level, family history of suicide, depression, economic level as factors related to adult attempted suicides. The Lazarus framework was used to examine factors contributing to adult attempted suicide. A suicide prevention community education project was developed with Lazarus’s theory of cognition and unconscious processes in mind. Lazarus’s theory focuses on the relationship between development of coping skills learned during childhood and how a person will respond using those skills as an adult. This project explored links between child and adult abuse, education or economic levels, age, gender or family history that may influence adult attempted suicide. Information was then presented in the form of patient resource materials that were placed in health care areas populations of individuals and families with high risk for attempted suicide.

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