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dc.contributor.advisorRossetti, Jeanetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorVanZuiden, Cassandra J., 1998--en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-03T16:33:37Z
dc.date.available2021-12-03T16:33:37Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-02
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/24314
dc.description.abstractProblem: Initial interventions after the suicide of adolescents typically focus on those directly impacted by the death, however, little is known about the impact the suicide of a peer can have on adolescents, regardless of their relationship with the decedent. This study aims to understand how peer suicide has affected adolescents and to find resources that would help address their future mental health concerns. Method: A qualitative study was conducted consisting of interviews with four adults between the ages of 20 to 23 and six questions were asked of the participants surrounding their experiences with peer suicide during adolescence. Findings: There were initial feelings of shock, sadness, and disbelief in the immediate period after the suicide of a peer. Family and friends were the biggest factors in coping with the loss of a peer. The death by suicide of a peer emphasized the importance of mental health as a whole. Resources such as therapy, long-term follow-ups, and prevention efforts would have been beneficial after the suicide of a peer. Conclusion: Adolescents can use this information to assist in coping with the loss of a peer and nurses and other health care professionals can use this information to better address their patients’ mental health concerns when they have experienced a loss due to suicide.en_US
dc.format.extent14 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU capstones are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectSuicideen_US
dc.subjectAdolescentsen_US
dc.subjectMental Healthen_US
dc.subjectPeer Suicideen_US
dc.subjectNursingen_US
dc.titleThe Impact of Peer Suicide During Adolescence on Mental Health: An Adult Perspectiveen_US
dc.type.genreConference Posteren_US
dc.type.genreEssayen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Nursingen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S. (Bachelor of Science)en_US


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