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There are many academic and social challenges associated with the acclamation process for today’s college students. These pressures and challenges are contributing factors for the high suicide rate among college students. Although considered a high profile issue in higher education, suicide rates of 15-24 year-olds have increased 200% since 1960. Further, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010) reports suicide as the third leading cause of death among college-aged students. While the number of college student suicides continues to escalate, the institution of higher education has unfortunately done little to study and reduce the number of these preventable deaths.



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