UNC Chapel Hill cancels classes amid suicide fears, mental health crisis

UNC Chapel Hill cancels classes amid suicide fears, mental health crisis


The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill announced that Tuesday classes would be canceled for its 30,000 graduate and undergraduate students after campus police investigated a possible suicide and what they believe was an attempted suicide over the weekend.

In a letter to the university, UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz said that the school was in the middle of a mental health crisis, noting that college-aged students “carry an increased risk of suicide.”

“This crisis has directly impacted members of our community – especially with the passing of two students on campus in the past month. As chancellor, a professor and a parent, my heart breaks for all those whose suffering goes unnoticed,” he wrote.

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Guskiewicz explained that the decision to make Tuesday a “Wellness Day” had been informed by conversations with student

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