Last Updated on December 5, 2023, 2:45 pm
Thomas Nelson, a Santa Clara University student, died by alleged suicide.
Thomas Nelson, a Santa Clara University student, has passed by suicide. The SCU community is feeling shocked and grieved over losing its dedicated student.
What happened to Thomas Nelson?
Thomas Nelson has tragically passed away. The details of his tragic death have not been made public. According to unconfirmed reports, he committed suicide after losing a battle with mental health issues. The University has not released an official statement to address the matter. Relatives and close friends have not shared any information on social media platforms.
Despite the absence of any concrete information or source that could confirm the specifics of the heart-wrenching event, reports of the tragedy have been circulating online. This is a developing story. We are committed to updating our readers as soon as new information surfaces.
Depression and suicide
According to WHO (World Health Organization), an estimated 3.8% of the population experiences depression, including 5% of adults. Nearly 280 million people in the world have depression. Its symptoms include withdrawal from activities, low energy, isolation, unusual anger/agitation, consistent low moods, etc.
If left untreated, it can take its severe form and could lead to suicide. More than 700,000 people die due to suicide every year. Suicide is the fourth leading of death among 15-29-year-olds.
Early detection, treatment, medication, and therapy can prevent extreme measures. We should all remain vigilant and help those who are suffering in silence. If you or someone you know or love has these symptoms, seek professional help. With counseling and social support, extreme measures can be prevented.
Suicide prevention helpline
If you or someone you love is in danger, call 911. If you need to talk to someone, text, call, or chat at 988, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. It provides a free, confidential conversation with trained counselors 24 hours daily. You can also contact the Crisis Text Lines by texting HOME to 741-741.
You can also contact JED’s Mental Health Resource Center, which helps you manage your emotional health, cope with challenges, and support the people in your life. If you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and need support specialized to your needs, you can contact The Trevor Project at 1-886-488-7386 or text them at 678-678.
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