Suicide Guards Posted on Cornell Bridges
University takes action after 3 students leap to their death
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2010 1:45 AM CDT
Updated Mar 15, 2010 5:15 AM CDT
University guards have been posted on all Cornell University area bridges following the suicide of three students in less than a month.   (?Averain)

(Newser) – Cornell University has placed guards on campus area bridges following the suicides of three students in less than a month. As searchers continued the hunt for the body of the latest victim, a junior at the New York Ivy League school, university officials also launched an aggressive mental health campaign, urging those stressed out to seek counseling. Guards on the span over the Fall Creek Gorge and other bridges tell lingering walkers to move on or to seek help if they appear to be troubled.

“We know we need to be doing more than what we regularly do, and we have that underway,” said a Cornell official. University and student leaders will meet again today to discuss other ways to address the situation, reports the Cornell Daily Sun. "The cumulative effect of this loss of life is palpable in our community,” said the university official.

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Ceres7
Mar 20, 2010 9:43 PM CDT
I don't know the exact reason why the young Cornell student committed suicide last week. However, I do know that he was going through financial difficulties and he was having a hard time to get food to eat. Very seldom he went out to a movie or to practically anything, because he never had any money to spend. And something that has been bothering my mind is that for months he fed mostly with milk, cereal, and peanut butter. Sadly, frequently that was food he got furtively because the food belonged to his roommates. Many times we are so busy and worried with our little problems, that we don't notice the terrible suffering of many good people next to us. Now is too late to help that fellow.
Ceres7
Mar 20, 2010 9:23 PM CDT
I don't know the exact reason why the young Cornell student committed suicide last week. However, I do know that he was having financial difficulties and was having a hard time to get food to eat. Very seldom he went out to a movie or to practically anything, because he never had any money to spend. And something that has been bothering my mind is that for months he fed mostly with milk, cereal, and peanut butter, Sadly, most of the time that was food he got furtively because the food belonged to his roommates. Many times we are so busy and worried with our little problems, that we don't notice the terrible suffering of many good people next to us. Now is too late to help that fellow.
Jeebus
Mar 15, 2010 7:20 PM CDT
They probably saw their tuition bills.