BGSU students cope with loss of classmate

BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) – The student body at BGSU is coping with the death of another classmate after 20 year old Kayleigh Chambers was found dead in her off-campus apartment on Thursday.

Between August of 2011 year and Thursday, BGSU has lost 8 members of their student body. A statistic that falcons on campus say is troubling, but tests the fiber of their college community:

"It definitely takes a toll on the entire student body and it really just makes us think about how important every day is and we should really cherish it." said student Cree Campbell-Curl.

"Falcons take care of each other.  That means students, that means faculty and staff, you know in the counseling center, we support each other as well, to make sure that we are staying in a healthy place to help students get through this as well." explained Dr. Garrett Gilmer of the BGSU Counseling Center.

The counseling center says they have seen an increase in students utilizing their services in the past two years.

"I think it'd be really good to have something for students to help us really come together.  Maybe just a session where we talk about it, I think that would be really good to have." said Campbell-Curl.

The counseling center says they are on top of it-- and they are prepared to help more students grieve and cope in light of the recent tragedy.  They have walk-in counseling and classes available.

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