Death At College
Suicide, the second leading cause of death among college students
As colleges around the region wrap up for the year, we turn our attention to a surprising and disturbing fact. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students.
In April, a 19-year old Yale University freshman - Zachary Brunt of Alexandria, Virginia – took his own life. He was found dead in a physics lab.
The following story is in two parts. We begin by hearing the voices of two friends of Zach’s.
The voices of two Yale University students: Fabian Fernandez and David, who only wanted to use his first name. They were friends of 19-year old Zachary Brunt – who committed suicide in April. This story is produced by WNPR’s Diane Orson - who has more
The Jed Foundation is the nation’s leading organization working to prevent suicide among college students. For more information visit: http://www.jedfoundation.org/