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Heartbroken mom wants universities to tell parents about students' mental issues | IOL News

A heartbroken mother from the UK whose student daughter killed herself wants parents to be told if their children suffer with anxiety at university.

10.10.2019

A heartbroken mother from the UK whose student daughter killed herself wants parents to be told if their children suffer with anxiety at university. WorldMentalHealthDay

A heartbroken mother from the UK whose student daughter killed herself wants parents to be told if their children suffer with anxiety at university.

Alexandra Wilshaw, 21, was in her third year at Durham University when she hanged herself in her room.

The mathematics undergraduate was said to have been happy and was in a relationship when she died in March last year.

But Wilshaw, who was a member of the university’s cheerleading team, had been attending counselling sessions before her death. An inquest heard that she had previously tried to kill herself, although her family had no idea about the extent of her troubles. Her mother Carol Fowkes, 51, has now spoken about her grief and called for parents to be informed if their children suffer mental health issues while studying.

Hey please consider consulting the WHO guidelines for media professionals when reporting on suicide especially important considering it's WorldMentalHealthDay

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