Date of Award

Spring 2022

Thesis Type

Open Access

Degree Name

Honors Bachelor of Arts




Stacey Dunn

Committee Member

Hilary Cooperman

Committee Member

Paul Harris


Suicide can impact people from all walks of life, and for those who are vulnerable to circumstances that amplify suicidal ideation, prevention programs can be effective methods to provide relief and promote awareness to community members. The World Health Organization (2021) highlighted a global need for prevention programs targeted toward young people as suicide is the second leading cause of death for people aged 15-29. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of interactive theatre as a form of psychoeducation and suicide prevention for college students. This study found that interactive theatre had a positive impact as a form of suicide prevention. Participants demonstrated improved knowledge of key components of suicide prevention and their self-efficacy, in terms of willingness and confidence to intervene, significantly increased following the performance intervention.

Rights Holder

Ghina Fawaz