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Case Study #16, Suicide Prevention: Screening,Assessment, and InterventionA high school senior, Mike, comes in to see the school nurse to discuss hisconcerns about his friend, Jeremy, who is also a senior. Mike tells you thatJeremy has been depressed for the past several months since his parentsdivorced at the start of the school year. Most recently, he has becomeincreasingly angry and agitated with the school administration after he wassuspended for smoking marijuana in his car in the school parking lot beforeschool. Mike tells you that Jeremy has refused to attend end-of-the-yearsenior functions, telling Mike, “Why bother? It’s not like graduation is going tolead any place for me. I have no hope for my future. I might as well end it allnow. I’d be less a burden on everyone.” Jeremy had applied to several statecolleges, but recent financial constraints because of his parent’s divorcecoupled with his recent academic suspension have placed the goal of

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Term
Fall
Professor
BartAnthony
Tags
Major depressive disorder, Physical examination, Mental status examination, Jeremy echibits

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