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Katherine Richter

on 14 April 2010

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The Conflict Embodied Capital Academic Capital Teen Suicide Youth suicide rate rises 8% in USA,
which is the biggest climb in 15 years Arizona State University One in three students report having experienced prolonged periods of depression
One in four students report having suicidal thoughts or feelings
One in seven students reports engaging in abnormally reckless behavior
One in seven reports difficulty functioning at school due to mental illness Cornell University 2 suicides spring 2010 The Way Forward: Address from Cornell University President David Skorton I call on faculty members to reflect on the classroom environment as well as grading practices, the academic calendar, and advising systems. I ask that faculty think about ways to create a supportive context for students without compromising the academic excellence and rigor that you have achieved. I call on all students, faculty and staff to change our attitudes and foster new behaviors to encourage and enable all Cornellians to seek help when we need it and reduce or eliminate the stigma attached to those who do so. I have been helped by counseling and hope that many more will break the barriers that separate us from getting the aid we all sometimes need.
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