At Colgate, Missing Links In Suicide Prevention

06/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Last Tuesday, March 30, a Yale student committed suicide by jumping off the Empire State Building. Several weeks earlier, on March 12, a Cornell University student jumped off a bridge over one of the gorges on campus the day after the body of another student who had committed suicide was recovered. The most recent suicide brought the total number of suicides at Cornell to six this academic year, a figure which has drawn national media attention.

According to Mark Thompson, director of Conant House, Colgate's counseling and psychological services center, there has not been a suicide on campus over the past 13 years that he has worked here; however, there are several suicide attempts
every year.

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