By Morgan Baskin
January 30, 2015

When tragedy strikes, communities converge.

This is true for Appalachian State University (ASU), where five students have died this academic year — one of whom committed suicide in her dorm room Jan. 19 — and Yale University, which lost sophomore Luchang Wang on Jan. 27, its second student death this academic year.

Tragedies like these are part of the ongoing struggle that universities face over the efficacy of their counseling programs and a demand for mental health care.

Overhauling ‘band-aid fixes’: Universities meet growing need for comprehensive mental healthcare [USA Today]