Nov 24, 2016 07:52 AM EST
Bristol University Investigates Suspected Suicide Of Three Students
Three students from the University of Bristol have died just within two months since the start of term. The deaths are believed to be suicide and authorities are investigating the cases.
Three freshmen have died inside the premises of the University of Bristol. The students died in unrelated incidents in the campus, Mirror reported.
The publication noted that all three tragically died at residence halls in the university. One was found hanged in shared accommodation. The deaths are suspected to be suicide.
The family of Miranda Williams, one of the deceased, said that the student took her own life just three weeks into her first term. She studied philosophy and was a part of the Jazz Funk Soul Bristol Society.
Following her tragic death, an online fundraising page was created. The funds will be given to the charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide.
"Miranda suffered with depression and anxiety a lot of her teenage life," a message by Emily Williams, Miranda's sister, read. "We blame the stigma of her illness for her death. It restricted the help she got, the support and the understanding. We want to raise money in her name, and her memory for the charity PAPYRUS, who work to prevent suicide in young people and the stigma attached to it."
The two other students who recently died were Kim Long, 18, and Daniel Green, 18. A father has also said that there is not enough pastoral support for students.
According to The Guardian, the University of Bristol has confirmed the three unrelated student deaths for this term. The school also announced that support will be given to anyone who is affected.
"These events are always extremely upsetting and our thoughts are with the students' families and friends," the school's spokesperson said. "We will, of course, be investigating if there is anything we need to do to learn from these sad events but we have no reason to believe they represent a wider issue."
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