iOS app Android app

College Suicide

Why Social Perfection Can Be 'Toxic' For College Students

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.14.2015 | College

Nearly 1,100 suicides happen on college campuses each year, indicating that many students who portray themselves as happy-go-lucky on social media are...

Lowering the Pressure in Order to Prevent Suicides at MIT Is Admirable But It Doesn't Address the Real Problem

Jerome Schultz | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Jerome Schultz

While suicide at elite, highly competitive colleges is certainly a concern, this tragic scenario plays itself out in colleges of all kinds schools.

Mental Health and The Whiny Generation

Laura Thompson | Posted 12.23.2014 | College
Laura Thompson

While I can accept that some of their critiques have solid foundations -- I love selfies and have now switched most of my newspaper and magazine subscriptions over to my iPad -- I won't stand by and watch an entire generation be labeled "whiny."

Tyler Kingkade

Student Advocates Skeptical About Ivy League University's Mental Health Efforts | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.19.2014 | College

Students at the University of Pennsylvania pushing for better mental health care on campus expressed skepticism that the school is moving quickly enou...

Lonely Street of Dreams

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

It is a cruel irony that some students may find that this time in their life when they have the most social interaction is also the time when they feel most isolated. The holiday season offers parents a unique opportunity to gauge their student's adjustment and provide support before they return for second semester.

College Campus Reeling After 2 Freshmen Deaths This Month

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.31.2013 | College

The Colorado State University community is reeling over two 18-year-old freshmen students who were found dead in their dorm rooms in separate incident...

Culture Stigmatizing Mental Illness Must Change

Cristina Traina | Posted 01.30.2013 | College
Cristina Traina

A life -- yours or someone else's -- is worth whatever it takes to protect it, including changing a culture that can lead to despair and working to remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness of any type. Our community needs every single one of you.

Student May Not Have Intended To Commit Suicide Following Rapist's Acquittal

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 10.31.2012 | College

Doctors are revisiting the case of Kayley Howson, a UK college student who committed suicide four years ago after learning her alleged rapist had been...

Tragic Discovery About Body Parts Found On Trail

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.27.2012 | Los Angeles

When a human skull and "torso" were found on a Los Angeles hiking trail, the friends and family of David Goeser prayed it was not him. But tragical...

How to Prevent Your Ivy League Child From Getting Suicidal

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dr. Ali Binazir

Novelty is stressful. So a barrage of novelty is a barrage of stress. Nothing has prepared them for this, even if their high school had 'college preparatory' in its name.

High College Suicide Rates Stem From Depression, Isolation: Study

Huffington Post | Natalie Sudikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Why is the suicide rate so high among college-age adults? A recent study on college-age suicide from Johns Hopkins Children's Center, the University ...

Library Suicide Barriers Will Become Permanent Fixtures

Washington Square News | Anita Sengupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Lexan glass barriers installed in the upper balconies of Bobst Library will be a permanent fix, NYU spokesman John Beckman said. The panels were ...

At Colgate, Missing Links In Suicide Prevention

Maroon News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Last Tuesday, March 30, a Yale student committed suicide by jumping off the Empire State Building. Several weeks earlier, on March 12, a Cornell Unive...