One in five college students reported thoughts of suicide, according to a 2018 study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. And it was the second-leading cause of death among people ages 10 to 34, according to the CDC. Now colleges are training students to help peers who are at risk for depression and suicide.
The heartwrenching Facebook video posted in June has received more than 10 million views and has been shared more than 150k times. Titled “The reality of suicide,” it’s just one of multiple video and blog posts Dani Bates has posted to raise awareness about suicide and reduce the stigma around talking about it.