Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation (PhD)
Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders
Brent T. Williams
John E. Sassin
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
The purpose of this dissertation is to explore what can be done to mitigate the onset of a disability for young adults aged 18-24 in order to prevent suicidal thoughts or actions. Research suggests that many factors play into suicidal ideation for this young population, including lost hope, lack of coping mechanisms, lack of financial security and bullying. The goal of this research is to determine what rehabilitation professionals can do differently that will hopefully eradicate suicide for this group.
Whiting, Christine Ann, "Instilling Hope: Showing Individuals with New Disabilities Between the ages of 18 and 24 that Suicide is Not the Answer" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1607.