College students are in a state of life transition and can be overwhelmed with new opportunities and new responsibilities. Lifestyle changes, such as sleep deprivation and substance abuse, can contribute to suicidal behavior.
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students
- Approximately 1,100 college students die by suicide every year
- 6% of college students report they have seriously considered suicide over the past year; 90% of those students created a suicide plan, 14% actually attempted suicide, and 60% continued to have thoughts of suicide. (tspn.org)
As such, and in compliance with the requirements of T.C.A. § 49-7-172, Jackson State Community College has developed a suicide prevention plan and an associated protocol that engages in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services.