EDITORS’ NOTES 1
Deborah J. Taub, Jason Robertson
1. College Student Suicide 5
Deborah J. Taub, Jalonda Thompson
This chapter introduces the problem of college student suicide and the broader context of college student mental health within which it is situated.
2. The Public Health Approach to Campus Suicide Prevention 15
Elizabeth C. Jodoin, Jason Robertson
Experts have recommended taking a public health approach to suicide prevention. This chapter presents public health theories and approaches to campus suicide prevention.
3. Gatekeeper Training in Campus Suicide Prevention 27
Cory Wallack, Heather L. Servaty-Seib, Deborah J. Taub
One popular approach to suicide prevention on campus is training gatekeepers, those people who are in positions to come into contact with students at risk for suicide. This chapter presents factors that need to be addressed to implement a successful gatekeeper training program.
4. Peer Education in Campus Suicide Prevention 43
Julie A. Catanzarite, Myles D. Robinson
This chapter describes how peer education, long used in health promotion, was applied to college student mental health concerns and campus suicide prevention.
5. Suicide Prevention for LGBT Students 55
R. Bradley Johnson, Symphony Oxendine, Deborah J. Taub, Jason Robertson
This chapter explores suicide risk for LGBT students and risk factors and protective factors for suicide among LGBT students.
6. Suicide Prevention in a Diverse Campus Community 71
Richard Shadick, Sarah Akhter
This chapter presents a description of how one campus developed a novel approach to suicide prevention in a diverse campus community.
7. Postsuicide Intervention as a Prevention Tool: Developing a Comprehensive Campus Response to Suicide and Related Risk 83
M. Dolores Cimini, Estela M. Rivero
Postsuicide intervention—what you do after a suicide occurs—is an important part of a comprehensive approach to campus suicide prevention.