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Is there a relationship between the attitudes and feelings amongst CSUN MSW students towards the topic of suicide and their level of interest and preparation on suicide prevention?
Research shows that social workers' attitudes and feelings about suicide and their level of preparation related to suicide are not being taught or discussed in graduate level programs. According to data, there is very minimum education provided by the social work graduate program regarding the subject of suicide. The Garrett Lee Smith suicide prevention exposure, awareness, and knowledge questionnaire surveyed 35 CSUN MSW students in the year of 2014. This survey provided further information regarding social work students and their linkage to the topic of suicide. There were no significant findings on the attitudes and feelings of students and their linkage to their level of preparation and interest in training. Implications regarding students' attitudes, feelings, preparation and their interest in training about suicide are discussed.