NSU and the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority (LTA) will host the “Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Community Walk” Nov. 18 at 9 a.m, to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
Youth depression and suicide is an international issue that still competes daily for fundamental understanding and a firm foothold in our national awareness — as though this comprehensive issue is just no big deal in the minds of many and doesn’t yet seem to warrant international attention. Regrettably, the statistics suggest otherwise.
A teenager attempted suicide by jumping off the ninth story of his apartment building — and survived. Think this is the next Hollywood film? For then 18-year-old Jordan Burnham, it was no movie.
On Sept. 22, Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. Two of his peers, Dharaun Ravi and Molly Wei, broadcasted his sexual encounter with a man online. Many call this a hate crime.