The community is mourning the tragic loss of Michael Altieri, a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) from Westfield, New Jersey. Altieri’s sudden passing on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, has left numerous hearts broken and a void that cannot be filled.
Who was Michael Altieri?
Michael Altieri was more than just a student at RIT/NTID; he was a cherished member of the community. Known for his dedication to his studies and his vibrant personality, Altieri’s sudden departure has left a profound impact on those who had the privilege of knowing him.
How did Michael Altieri die?
Altieri’s death is the result of an apparent suicide attempt. This heartbreaking turn of events has sent shockwaves through the RIT/NTID community and beyond. His sudden passing serves as a stark reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and support.
Michael Altieri, A Student at the RIT/NTID has died, Know more about his Cause of Death
The cause of death, while apparent, is subject to official confirmation following standard procedures in such incidents. Initial reports indicate that Altieri died due to a suicide attempt. However, an official statement is expected following further investigation.
Support for Grieving Students
In the wake of this tragic event, it is important for students to know that they are not alone. Counseling and Psychological Services, chaplains from Spirituality and Religious Life, and counselors from NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services are available to provide assistance and support to those affected by this loss. These professionals can offer a safe space for students to express their feelings and navigate their grief during this challenging time.
Mourning the NTID student who took his own life in Tower A last night. He was from my hometown of Westfield NJ.
As we mourn the loss of Michael Altieri, we must remember the joy and dedication he brought to his life and his studies. While his passing is a heartbreaking event, his memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. During this difficult time, our thoughts are with Michael’s family, friends, and the entire RIT/NTID community.