via David Broome, Minds.com
May 12, 2018
Bristol universities rocked by EIGHTH student suicide in just 18 months
A PROMISING law student has become the eighth university student in Bristol to take his own life in just 18 months.
Tragic third-year student Justin Cheng was found dead on January 12th, just weeks before lectures at the University of Bristol started again.
Director of student services Mark Ames said: I am very sorry to confirm that Justin Cheng, a third year Law student from Canada, has died.
“The police have told us they believe he took his own life. There were no suspicious circumstances and the coroner will hold an inquest in due course.
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends.
“It is immensely distressing for members of our university community to learn that one of our students has died. READ MORE >>>
Student mental health ‘failing a generation’
Via BBC News, 12 May 2018
British universities say they risk “failing a generation” unless students get better mental health care.
A Universities UK report found some students risked “slipping through the gaps” due to a lack of co-ordination between the NHS and universities.
The most up-to-date statistics show 146 students killed themselves in 2016. At Bristol, three students have died suddenly in the past month alone.
An NHS official said local services should collaborate with universities.
Henry Curtis-Williams, a photography student, took his own life in 2016, aged 21.
“He had lost weight, he had dark shadows under his eyes, he was clearly in crisis,” said his mother Pippa Travis-Williams.
“He changed from being that super-confident person to [becoming] just a shell of a person.”
The number of deaths in 2016 was higher than the 134 students who killed themselves in 2015 – which in turn was the highest total since 2006.