Suicide tops Shanghai student-killer list (April 23, 2009, Xinhua)Universities in Shanghai will offer more help to young people suffering from depression after a report showed suicide has now become the No. 1 cause of death among students. A study by Shanghai Education Commission released on Tuesday found 23 college students in the city attempted to take their own lives last year, while 19 succeeded. It put suicide ahead of acute diseases, traffic accidents and fires in the list of main causes of death.
This news brief reminds me of the reality that my friend Biscuet talked about on his blog.The campus in Beijing where he teaches, has experienced this tragedy in recent weeks. Read his perspective.