Graduation Date

5-2017

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Communications and Media Studies

Director of the Honors Program

Gigi Gokcek, Ph.D.

First Reader

John Duvall, Ph.D.

Second Reader

LeeAnn Bartolini, Ph.D.

Abstract

Suicide has long plagued Lithuania, establishing the small country as one of the global leaders in suicide mortality. The gravity of this nationwide issue may be the result of a variety of factors, including the country’s traumatic history, societal standards and taboos, high rates of alcohol consumption, and underdeveloped prevention programs. This research paper analyzes several decades of data obtained from prior studies to assess the underlying causes and contributing factors to Lithuania’s high rates of suicide. The primary goal of this paper is to raise awareness of Lithuania’s suicide epidemic and to propose feasible methods to ameliorate the problem.

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