Saturday, October 29, 2016


There is a note in the Daily Bruin about two suicides that occurred on campus. One was an older man - no details - and the other was an undergraduate.*

These events were followed by a recent email - apparently to everyone connected to UCLA - about various counseling, etc. options available for anyone upset by these events. A total of six (!) options was listed.

This episode follows the earlier shooting on campus that resulted in a lockdown and then similar notifications of resources.

Yours truly has a sense that there may be diminishing returns to constant reiteration of untoward events and the implication that you ought to be personally upset by them. We live in a large urban area in which unfortunate events occur daily. There is a balance to be stuck concerning targeted information that is needed and a general information overload. Feel free to comment.

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