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'Big cultural change' needed to prevent campus suicides

Students walk in front of Gerberding Hall on Thursday, November 16, 2017, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.
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Students walk in front of Gerberding Hall on Thursday, November 16, 2017, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

Kim Malcolm talks with University of Washington associate professor Jennifer Stuber about suicide prevention on college campuses. Last week, the Washington state Senate passed a bill that would fund suicide prevention programs at colleges across the state.

Stuber is faculty director for Forefront Suicide Prevention at the UW.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please contact one of these resources. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 Hotline available 24/7. Online chat also available. Crisis Text Line 741741 Text from anywhere in the U.S. with a trained crisis counselor. Available 24/7. Forefront Suicide Prevention (UW) Information, training, and resources. Not a crisis line.

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