NC State Sees Mental Health Crisis After 2 More Suicides

North Carolina State University is grappling with a mental health crisis as the number of suicides this spring semester climbed to seven two weeks ago, reports ABC News.

Two students in late April committed suicide within 24 hours as the school was in the process of putting in many recommendations made by its mental health task force, formed following other student deaths this school year.

“This is my community, and these are my friends and I want to see my friends thrive,” said Sophomore and mental health task force member Eleanor Lott. “Some of the longer-term goals look a lot like education, educating our students on how to take better care of themselves mentally, as well as educating our professionals and our professors on what mental health looks like today and our students.”

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