Depression Number One Killer of Ivory Tower Students – Guo Qiang

From China Daily:

Sucking heavily on a cigarette, Hong Qiankun’s father signed a cremation application form for his 26-year old son. The young man’s father was shaking and tears were streaming down his face.

Hong committed suicide by jumping from the seventh floor of an apartment. He left a simple note for his family, “I am not a good son. I cannot find a job. I will be a burden to you someday.” Hong’s father says his son, a post-graduate at the prestigious Tsinghua University, died from depression.

According to experts, 60 per cent of university students who ended their own lives did so out of depression. Depression has become the leading cause of death among university students, writes the China Youth Daily on November 27….[Full Text]

November 28, 2006 11:09 PM
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