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Borderline personality disorder; Suicide--Prevention;


Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are more likely than patients with any other personality disorder to commit suicide. Many programs have been found successful in helping these patients control their thoughts. Using the Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression (BATD) with a cathartic journal process in addition to the treatment, instead of hospitalization, it is hypothesized that BPD patients will reduce thoughts and attempts of suicide. This is a five year program that will be implemented to see how patients progress through the treatment. There will be a pretest-posttest control group design used in this research. With adding a journaling process, the patients will be able to release their emotional burdens which will then decrease their time dwelling on those thoughts. Therefore, this will help to decrease the thoughts and attempts of suicide within people with BPD.

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Master of Arts in Education


Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Jan R. Bartlett


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