UW Responds To Two Student Suicides In One Week

Apr 8, 2015

Credit UW

The University of Wyoming is urging its community to pull together after a pair of apparent student suicides on campus over the past week.

Last Tuesday, the University says a freshman student from Ohio was found dead in a vehicle on campus.

This week, a 19-year-old freshman male student from Jackson, Wyoming was found dead inside a residence hall.

“The fact that two happened so closely together is absolutely a huge concern,” says University spokesman Chad Baldwin.

He says UW is offering counseling to students who have difficulty coping with the incidents.

Outreach has been made to the students in the residence hall where these two students lived,” says Baldwin. “And—of course—we’ve done what we can to try to spread the word about the availability of counseling services to everyone on campus."

The UW Counseling Center takes walk-in appointments during the day—and students can reach an after-hours crisis line by dialing (307) 766-8989.

Baldwin says both student deaths remain under investigation.