Know the Signs

With the recent suicide of Robin Williams, I think it was a very heartbreaking yet harsh reality about depression and suicide.  I’m glad that it is bringing awareness to the topic.  Because we work in housing, we may be the ones who catch on to these signs more than parents or families of students who are far away from them.  Suicide is the second leading cause of death of college students and many struggle with depression and anxiety.

I think it is a perfect time to re-educate ourselves on our client population and some of the struggles they may be dealing with.  There are so many articles about it, but here is a blurb with some informative stats relative to college students and depression.

I worked as a health promoter in the past, so this is a topic (among many) that is important to me and I know important to housing administrators.

jamie