Families of college students who died by suicide unite for ‘powerful moment’ of healing

College suicide is a leading concern among mental health experts. Families who lived through it share their stories.

Families with a shared nightmare — the death of their college students through suicide — hope their stories can prevent more loss.

On Tuesday, the parents of college athletes Katie Meyer, Arlana Miller, Morgan Rodgers and Tyler Hilinski spoke to TODAY about the legacy of their children.

“It’s a powerful moment for all of us to be together,” Gina Meyer, the mother of Katie, tells NBC correspondent Stephanie Gosk on TODAY.

Gina and Steven Meyer’s 22-year-old daughter was a soccer goalie at Stanford University in California, where she studied international relations and history. In March, Katie died of suicide.

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