Stress Takes Its Toll on College Students

About 40 percent of the suicides that have taken place at Cornell in the last 30 years have been a result of jumping into the gorges near campus. Photograph by Nivek Neslo/Getty Images

There is no denying that today’s undergraduates are under lots of pressure. College tuition continues to rise, which means many of them are buried in debt; the slow economy is making it difficult to find jobs after graduation; and academia, much like the rest of the world, continues to get ever more competitive.

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