Saturday, December 8, 2012

Cluster, crisis, epidemic, or...

just a very high number this year?

Recent UC Berkeley alum Xiaoqian Lim dies at 22

Police probe death of Berkeley man, 27 and Daily Cal has more detail on a recent UC alum.

There have been so many suicides and sudden unexplained deaths this year of twentysomethings at Cal- it is like no other year in memory. Students are attempting to address it but also having difficulty in doing so, understandably. It is difficult to keep track of the number of suicides this year at Cal - that is how bad it is...

(There is even one case of a potential hoax on one story adding to the count of stories on suicide or death.)

There was a piece a few months ago that a student wrote (posted in Daily Cal)-- recalling it vaguely now it was a student account of going to dinner with friends and how each of the people around the dinner table was feeling -- depressed, a sense of a malaise and they felt it all around campus. Didn't want to link to a downer post like that at the time, but it was prescient with regard to these latest developments.. will try to find it...

In the meantime: resources - it seems like the campus could do with its own chapter maybe...

but there also need to be some other UC resources for recent alumni - some of the people included in the count above.

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