Suffering in Silence: College Kids & Suicide

It’s also a good time to face this very stark reality: Nearly half of all college students have had suicidal thoughts and many students suffer in silence. These thoughts could contribute to student dropout rates. According to U.S. News & World Report, as many as 1 in 3 first-year students don’t return for their sophomore year. And 16 percent of students in a 2012 study by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health began counseling after starting college none of them had sought therapy before. To investigate this issue further, The Takeaway speaks with people who have had very close experiences with the distress that college students can feel and the ways to actively get involved.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]