Suicide: Dying for an Education

Jason L. Daugherty, LaVelle Hendricks


In recent studies and surveys, suicide among college students has shown to be at alarming rates. Suicide ranks as the second leading cause of death among college students. Yet for young adults in this same age group, not attending school, it is only the third. (Hirsch, Conner, & Duberstien, 2007) Although suicide rates have been on the decline since 1976 (Schwartz, 2006), it is still an issue that must be dealt with on a daily basis. With over 14 million students currently in school (Hass, Silverman, & Koestner, 2012), it is imperative that we continue to focus on this problem in order to prevent unnecessary deaths.

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