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NYC jail suicide review tackles ignored problem

NYC jail suicide review tackles ignored problem

By WSN Editorial Board

October 29, 2014


Filed under Opinion

NYC is launching a review of suicides in jails. This is a good way for NYC to lead the nation in addressing an issue often ignored.

University suicide response examined through the years

By Valentina Duque Bojanini, News Editor

September 25, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

When walking into the atrium of Bobst Library, the history of NYU's struggle with student deaths is inescapable. The golden, cage-like panels that cover the interior of the 12-story building were installed in 2012 to prevent students from jumping from the upper floors, and for some they serve as a constant...

Omar’s Oration: Sense of community can help heal wounds

Omar’s Oration: Sense of community can help heal wounds

April 29, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

My friend’s mom committed suicide on the first weekend after winter break. Upon hearing the news, I ran back to Rubin Hall, hoping my presence would somehow console her. My fingers and toes went numb as I sprinted home. Before I entered Rubin to hold the girl whose mom had become a memory, I stop...

Harry’s Take: U.S. Military must invest in psychiatry

Harry’s Take: U.S. Military must invest in psychiatry

March 10, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Association released its initial findings on the psychological state of U.S. soldiers. The three reports stated that one in five soldiers suffered regularly from mental illnesses before enlisting, including ADHD, depression and panic disorder. These findi...

Suicide requires greater societal discussion

Suicide requires greater societal discussion

February 5, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, The Daily Mail reported that a young NYU student had “jumped naked 15 stories to his death from [his] dorm while high on drugs.” On the same day, Metro reported that an “NYU freshman dies after apparent suicide leap.” These headlines may at first appear to be commonplace, but in reality they are grossly inappropriate descriptions of what they assumed to be suicide. In dramatizing tr...

Veterans deserve better health care, service

Veterans deserve better health care, service

November 12, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion, Uncategorized

More U.S. soldiers have killed themselves at home than have died while in combat last year. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan mark the longest U.S. conflict since the war in Vietnam. Most soldiers return home safely, but those who return with the physical and mental scars of war are left to rely on a...

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