The ones we’ve lost: The student loan debt suicides


One evening in 2007, Jan Yoder of Normal, Illinois noticed that her son Jason seemed more despondent than usual, reports the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Yoder had been a graduate student in organic chemistry at Illinois State University but after incurring $100,000 in student loan debt, he struggled to find a job in his field. Later that night, Jason, 35, left the family's mobile home. Concerned about her son's mood,
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