Background: The objective of the present study is to investigate the effectiveness of mindful-based interventions on reasons for living (RFL) among B.Ed. students with suicidal ideation.
Material and Methods: This study employed pre-test post-test control group research design. Students having suicidal ideation were identified by administering Suicidal Ideation Scale and were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups of 40 students each. Linehan Reasons for living Inventory (LRFLI) was administered both in the experimental group and control group as pre-test. After the pre-test the experimental group was given mindfulness based intervention programme of 1 hour, thrice a week lasting for eight weeks. Data obtained from the respondents in the post-test and follow up phases - after 1st, 3rd and 6th months of the completion of the intervention programme by administering LRFLI were analyzed by repeated measures ANOVA.
Result: Results revealed that 8-week intervention programme of mindful-based practices elicited an increase in mean score of RFL in the experimental group from base line to post-test and the increase in mean scores were retained over a follow-up period of six months. But the students in the control group retained the same mean score of RFL over the entire period of study.
Conclusion: Mindful-based intervention is an effective method in increasing RFL among B.Ed. students with suicidal ideation.
Keywords: Mindful- based Intervention, Suicide, Suicidal ideation, Reasons for living.