The American Freshman Survey, an annual report that is now entering its 50th year, collected responses from about 153,000 full-time, first-year students at 227 four-year public and private institutions in 2014. The survey reveals that the emotional health of incoming freshmen is at its lowest point in at least three decades with students reporting that they’re spending more time studying and less time socializing with friends. Click here to read the article in its entirety.
Click here to read an interesting piece from the Atlantic about the effects of borrowing money for college tuition and the connection to the mind and body of the borrower. Interestingly, it’s not all bad news.
Click here to read an informative New York Times article by Ron Leiber which lays out the truth that often children of privilege experience higher rates of depression and suicide.
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International Survivors of Suicide Day
One million people die by suicide every year. They leave behind countless family members and friends to make sense of it.
In November, survivors of suicide loss come together at healing conferences in their communities and online for support and guidance.
If you have lost someone to suicide, this conference is for you. You’ll get to hear from other survivors about how they cope. The program also features experts sharing what we now know about suicide and grief.
Save the Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
You can attend a local conference in your area or watch online. Afterwards, join us in a live online chat with other survivors. For more information and where to go, check out our 2014 Survivor Day Flyer. Pre-register online if you would like to attend in person.