Death At College

Suicide, the second leading cause of death among college students

College Students And Suicide - Part 1
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College Students And Suicide - Part 1
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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. 

PART ONE

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

PART TWO

The Jed Foundation is the nation’s leading organization working to prevent suicide among college students. For more information visit: http://www.jedfoundation.org/