Three student suicides have occurred at the College of William and Mary in the past calendar year, a fact that made national news on Nov. 12 in a Washington Post article.
In addition to describing the three students lost in 2010, the story pointed to the high stress level among the College’s student body as a possible cause of mental health problems on campus.
According to the story, suicide is the second most common cause of death for college students in the United States. The article discussed the steps the College and other universities have taken to prevent suicides on their campuses.
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