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    Rowan University Students, Health Care Workers Meet To Discuss Mental Health Crisis On Campus

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    I'LL TELL YOU ABOUT A HUGE DROP IN THE MERCURY AND HOW MUCH SNOW WE CAN EXPECT TO SEE IN A FEW MINUTES A DIFFICULT CONVERSATION TONIGHT AT ROWAN UNIVERSITY ABOUT A VERY SENSITIVE TOPIC

    STUDENTS BELIEVE THERE IS A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS AFTER THREE STUDENTS TOOK THEIR OWN LIVES AND TONIGHT THOSE STUDENTS CAME TOGETHER WITH HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND UNIVERSITY LEADERS ALEXANDRIA HOFF ATTENDED TONIGHT'S FORUM ON THE GLASSBORO CAMPUS WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THE THINGS Reporter: ON THE CAMPUS OF ROWAN UNIVERSITY DOZENS DID JUST THAT AS HUNDREDS WATCHED ON

    WHAT REALLY MATTERS WHAT ARE WE DOING GOING FORWARD AND HOW CAN WE PREVENT ANOTHER LOSS OF LIFE Reporter: THE CONVERGENCE OF UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS AT LEAST THREE CONFIRMED SUICIDES AND SEVERAL MORE STUDENT DEATHS HAVE TAKEN PLACE THIS SEMESTER ALONE ACCORDING TO THE UNIVERSITY THE STUDENTS, THE PARENTS, THE FACULTY, THE STAFF, THE ADMINISTRATION ARE ALL ON EJS Reporter: ON FRIDAY A VIGIL WAS HELD TO HONOR THE LIVES LOST TO SUICIDE

    THE STUDENTS SOUNDED CONCERN OVER WAIT TIMES TO SEE COUNSELORS THE UNIVERSITY SAYS THEY ARE ADDING THREE MORE COUNSELORS ON TOP OF THE 15 THEY CURRENTLY HAVE WE CAN'T POSSIBLY SEE EVERYBODY ALL AT ONCE AND BELIEVE ME WE HAVE MULTIPLE STUDENTS WALKING IN, WE HAVE PROFESSORS CALLING EVERY DAY WE TALK EVERY SINGLE CALL OR WALK-IN SERIOUSLY

    Reporter: THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME AN EVENT OF THIS SIZE HAS TAKEN PLACE AT ROWAN ON THE TOPIC OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE IT'S ONE OF THOSE PIECES WHERE WE KNOW THIS IS PART OF THE LARGER NATIONAL PROBLEM Reporter: A SPACE TO SHARE PERSONAL STORIES, SUFFERING AND WORK TOWARDS SOLUTION I KNOW WE AT THE UNIVERSITY HAVE THE POWER TO COME TOGETHER AND MAKE A CHANGE HERE Reporter: IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS, WE THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THE NUMBER TO THE NATIONZ SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE

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