As universities advocate for 'zero suicide' frameworks, it is important for university leaders to work at suicide awareness, prevention and response, and to reinforce a culture of compassion.
Mental health researchers based at Queen's University in Canada and Oxford University in the U.K. are helping universities take the lead in developing improved student mental health care.
Suicide rates increase in times of economic strife and uncertainty
The story highlights complex barriers to support after a sudden death or suicide.
The suicides this week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain shocked and saddened many. And the news was disturbing. Why is it so hard to know who might commit suicide?