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North Carolina University Cancels Class for 30,000 Students After Possible Suicide

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said that Tuesday classes were canceled for its 30,000 students after police investigated a possible suicide and an attempted suicide over the past weekend. In a statement, UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewic, without elaborating, said the school is in a “mental health crisis” and that “we are aware 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. Guskiewic said he would create a support network starting Tuesday, drawing on resources from the school’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Department of Psychiatry and School of Medicine, and School of Social Work. “Classes will be canceled. I encourage every student to use this time to rest and …

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