Source:Daily Northwestern (Northwestern University - Chicago)
Date:June 7, 2015
During his freshman year at Northwestern University, Jason Arkin tried to get a counseling appointment at Northwestern's Counseling and Psychological Services. In his intake, he told the staff member he had "fleeting thoughts of self-harm." However, Jason was referred to the center's waitlist for one-on-one counseling. Throughout his three years at Northwestern, Jason struggled with mental health and at the end of his sophomore and junior years, he stopped attending his classes. At the end of his sophomore year, his parents were notified, however, and he left campus before taking his finals. At the end of his junior year, even though medical records show administrators knew he stopped attending classes, his parents weren't notified. In May of his junior year, he took his own life. He was the second student in less than a month to die from suicide.