Reducing the Risk of Campus Suicide
MARCH 04, 2019
There’s a heady freedom in being a college student. It can be exhilarating at first—and terrifying. Academic pressure, changes in social life, and living in a new place can be overwhelming, at times leading to stress, depression, anxiety, and other serious mental health issues. A national study indicates that 8 percent of full-time college students have had suicidal thoughts or seriously considered suicide. In "Student Mental Health on Campus: Claims Involving Suicidal Students," part of a larger study on campus mental health, United Educators (UE) reviewed 223 claims related to student mental health and found that suicide-related claims were among the most frequent and costliest.