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This study explores school-level characteristics that might be predictive of adolescent suicide deaths and suicide clusters.  In this study, we analyze the direct link between suicide clusters and school characteristics, using a retrospective analysis of mortality data to identify where point clusters occurred. This study is novel because we merged death records of teens who died by suicide data describing the characteristics and climate of the school they were attending at their time of death. 

"Risk factors for suicide clusters in Maryland public schools"
December 7, 2021

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"Perceptions of Familial Support Around Suicidal Crises"
Maryland's 31st Annual Suicide Prevention Conference
October 2, 2019

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"Missing the mark: The perceived role of family members in the stigma, silence, and misunderstandings around suicidality"
May 25, 2016

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"Accounting for perceptions of stigma, silence, and misunderstanding in suicidal survival narratives"
American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences
June 14, 2021

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"The dialectics of stigma, silence, and misunderstanding in suicidality survival narratives"
Deviant Behavior

January 18, 2017

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"Stigma, silence, and misunderstandings around suicidality: Framing suicidality with Goffman's Stigma"
Guest lecturer
October 25, 2016



"Psychoanalysis of societal influence on Mother-Daughter relationships in short stories by Grandes and Peri Rossi"
(translated from Spanish) 
April 23, 2013

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