Dealing with death
Student affairs helps students cope with horrific suicide
Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 13:09
Masiello attests to this fact when he thinks of Joel Johnson.
“I wasn’t alone in this. He has thousands of friends who loved him,” Masiello said. “They felt like me. That’s what was comforting the most.”
Yovanovich urges all students suffering from grief, depression or any other psychological fears to contact the CAPS office or Student Affairs.
“We often don’t know the circle of influence if the students don’t come back and talk to us about this tragedy. We hope they will come in and say they’re struggling and need help.”
If you are a student on campus having thoughts of depression, self-harm, suicide or you know of someone suffering silently, please contact the CAPS emergency line at (239)-590-1911. If you fear a fellow FGCU student may be at risk or suicidal, please refer to the BCAT (Behavioral Consolation and Assessment Team) at studentservices.fgcu.edu.
Anyone may contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline anytime at 1-800-273-TALK. Finally, if you are having trouble coping with a loss, visit yellowribbon.org for counseling options.