Mental Health Among Carroll College Students

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Funseth, Emily
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Dolan, Jamie
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2024
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Mental Health Among Carroll College Students
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This research study examines the relationship between sexuality, religiosity, and perceived levels of social support in relation to suicidal ideation. The data was derived from a survey that was administered to liberal arts students at a small, private, Catholic college. Existing literature suggests that LGBTQ+ students experience higher levels of suicide ideation than their heterosexual peers. The literature also proposes that although religiosity may mitigate these experiences, it also often increases feelings of internalized homophobia, ultimately leading to mental health issues in some. In terms of social support, overall perceived feelings of social support have previously been correlated to fewer experiences with suicidal ideation. This research helps to identify what factors influence suicidal ideation and may be used for intervention on college campuses or even more broadly.
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Sociology