UNT Dallas Students Work To Raise Awareness Of Skyrocketing Suicide Rates

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – An ambitious effort is underway on the campus of UNT Dallas to help change the culture surrounding mental health issues, raising awareness and erasing the stigma. ​

Students are being trained to spot signs of distress among their peers.​

“We always want somebody to be committed with us, to help us, to know that ‘hey we’re in it with you–you’re not alone,’” said a UNT Dallas junior we will call Mary. ​

Mary is not her name. But, she has lived this issue. She shared on Thursday that she wants to remove the stigma attached to mental health issues, and she is not yet ready to publicly admit how close she came to becoming a statistic, saying that weather was a metaphor for her fragile mental health.​

“It felt like a cloudy day,” said Mary of her battle with depression. “The sun shone around it, but the cloud never went away. It was that cloud…

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