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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
Suicide Guards Posted on Cornell Bridges
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.

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“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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