Suicide Prevention

Inside Texas Tech: QPR

Aug 30, 2017
Kaysie Ellingson

When hopelessness is one’s only companion, thoughts of suicide can be pervasive. Hopelessness is the number one risk factor for suicide. And according to the latest data from Texas Tech, about 22.6 percent of students who responded, quote, “endorsed some form of suicide ideation.”

“The numbers are astounding, how many people attempt and then, even worse, complete suicide,” Amanda Wheeler, assistant director of the Student Counseling Center, said.