Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Regina Miranda

Second Advisor

Danielle Berke

Academic Program Adviser

Sandeep Prasada, Ph.D.


We hypothesized that adolescents with a psychiatric diagnosis that were exposed to a suicide attempt and/or suicide death are at risk for future suicide attempts. Exposure to suicidal behavior did not predict future suicide attempts, however the interaction between having a psychiatric diagnosis and exposure significantly predicted future suicide attempts.



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