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Pensacola State C.A.R.E.S.: Journal Articles

This is a guide for resources from the Pensacola State C.A.R.E.S. database, which is a "database of diverse resources on suicide awareness and prevention for a college community, created with the support of the Garrett Lee Smith grant."


Schramm, JD. "Real Advice for Those Who've Attempted Suicide, and Want to Step Back into Life." TED Blog: Real Advice for Those Whove Attempted Suicide and Want to Step Back Intolife Comments. 14 Jan. 2014. Web. 10 Feb. 2015. <>.

JD Schramm follows up on his TED talk with simple, practical advice for survivors of suicide attempts.


MacFarquhar, Larissa. "Last Call." New Yorker 89.18 (2013): 56-63. Academic Search Complete. Web. 16 Sept. 2014.

"The article profiles Ittetsu Nemoto, a Buddhist monk in Japan who works with suicidal individuals. Details are provided on Nemoto's exercises designed to confront death and suffering, such as creating a list of activities to accomplish prior to death and reenacting a funeral ceremony. Information is provided on the suicide rate of Japan, which was nearly twice that of the U.S. by 2013. Nemoto's family history is discussed, as well as his education and training to become a monk."


King, Keith A., Rebbeca A. Vidourek, and Jennifer L. Strader "University Students' Perceived Self-Efficacy In Identifying Suicidal Warning Signs And Helping Suicidal Friends Find Campus Intervention Resources." Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior 38.5 (2008): 608-617. Academic Search Complete. Web. 16 Sept. 2014.

  "Currently, suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth 18 to 24 years of age and the second leading cause of death on college campuses. A sample of students (N = 1,019) from three midwestern universities were surveyed regarding their perceived self-efficacy in identifying suicide warning signs and campus suicide intervention resources. The results indicated that 11% strongly believed they could recognize a friend at suicidal risk, while 17% strongly believed they could ask a friend if he or she was suicidal. Students who had received high school suicide prevention education and who had ever had a family member or friend express suicidal thoughts to them were those most confident in recognizing a friend at risk, asking a friend if he/she is suicidal, and helping a friend to see a counselor. Most (71%) were not aware of on-campus help resources. These findings underscore the importance of suicide prevention education throughout the high school and college years."