Tapati (tapati) wrote,

How should colleges respond to suicidal students?

Salon has an article about this issue--The Suicide Test.

There are also some excellent letters.

I will say that I received a fair number of calls from college students on the hotline and there didn't seem to be enough services for them in my mind. I don't think they should be routinely run off campus to save the college from lawsuits. I believe that an assessment needs to be made as to which level of intervention is best for that student and that family--don't send students home to a crazy family that will drive them over the edge! One size fits all solutions won't cut it.
Tags: suicide prevention
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