Student panel shares personal stories, how to cope with suicide

by Dan Wood • September 30, 2016 • 7:10 a.M.

Over 50 students gathered on the fourth floor of the Student Union Tuesday evening to discuss and share about emotionally challenging times in their lives.

Head of the African American Cultural Center, Dr. Willena Price, put a panel together composed of seven UConn students that have all been touched by suicide in different ways, to help educate the audience on how it feels to cope with suicide–personal or otherwise–and help students understand how to prevent it.

Cookies were provided as guests arrived to provide a sense of comfort and ease the tension of the coming setting within room 407. With tissue boxes dispersed, and a rising feeling in the air, the student speakers each took their time on the floor.