Last Updated on October 25, 2023, 5:57 am
University of Maryland suicide case: A student committed suicide at the University of Maryland College Park, leaving students and staff shocked and witnesses traumatized.
What happened at University of Maryland?
According to the reports, a student jumped from the top level at University of Maryland College Park, situated at MD 20742. Law enforcement agencies are investigating the incident. The identity of the student who allegedly committed suicide has not been released. The authorities have yet to release an official statement regarding the incident. No further information is available at the moment. But, we are committed to update the readers as soon as new information surfaces.
The UMD community grapples with trauma
Following the hear-wrenching incident, the UMD community is left deal with shock and profound sadness. Witnesses are left struggling with the trauma the incident has caused. A wave of shock and sadness wrapped the entire community. The students and staff deal with the shock and unrest due to the loss of a life on campus. Parents have shown concerns for the safety of their children who are also suffering from mental health issues. The community has also offered condolences to the grieving family and support for the struggling students.
The UMD suicide prevention measures
The UMD just had a 35th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference in October 2023. The University had installed signs around the campus that direct students to call helplines if they feel hopeless. The university has a Counselling Center where students are urged to seek professional help by the university counselors. They have also provided the students with suicide prevention help lines.
You or someone you know is experiencing life-threatening emergency at campus, you can dial 9-1-1 or call UMD Campus Police at (301) 405-3333. You can also call on 24-hour crisis hotlines that are fee to seek help:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
National Helpline Network: (800) SUICIDE (784-2433)
For LGBTQIA+ community’s specialized help contact Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386
We offer our sincerest thoughts and prayer to the family of the victim and friends. We hope the university provides effected students the emotional support they need through their Counselling programs. We urge everyone suffering in silence to reach out and seek help. Struggling with Mental health issues can be challenging. With the professional help, medications and therapy, the severe outcomes can be prevented. If you are struggling with mental health, please reach out, speak to your loved ones, and get professional help.
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