University of Nebraska at Kearney statement on death of student Chinatsu Kunisada

Chinatsu Kunisada

The following is a statement from the University of Nebraska at Kearney on the death of Chinatsu Kunisada, a student from Japan.

Kunisada died Tuesday at her off-campus home in Kearney.

“We extend our sincere condolences to Chinatsu’s family, friends and loved ones. The UNK family shares your grief and is saddened during this time of great loss. Chinatsu was a leader and valued member of our community. She will be missed.”

Chinatsu was a junior majoring in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. She was also involved in the aviation systems management program and member of the dean’s list.

Chinatsu was a member of the student-led dance group Keyaki, involved with the Japanese Association at Kearney and a member of the Sigma Lambda Gamma sorority at UNK.

The cause of death will not be released.

This is a time of great sorrow for the university. As we grieve together, please know there are a variety of services available to students and faculty.

UNK Counseling Center – Visit the counseling center in room 144 of the Memorial Student Affairs Building or call 308.865.8248. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours services are available by calling 308.865.8248 and pressing #2 when prompted.

Best Care – Faculty or staff who would like to talk with a counselor can call Best Care at 402.354.8000 or by visiting:

988 Crisis Lifeline – When you call, text or chat 988, you will be connected to trained counselors who will listen, understand how your problems are affecting you, provide support and connect you to resources if necessary.

TogetherallTogetherall is a safe and anonymous online community where you can share what’s on your mind. Students don’t use their real names, so it allows you to share how you’re feeling more openly. The service is free to all UNK students, allows you to get support and is moderated by trained professionals to keep you safe.

JED Foundation Mental Health Resource Center – The Jed Foundation’s Mental Health Resource Center provides essential information about common emotional health issues and shows teens and young adults how they can support one another, overcome challenges, and make a successful transition to adulthood.