emergency - call 911
If you're in crisis and need assistance during business hours, visit an Educational Counselor at the campus near you.
Associate Professor, Educational Counselor
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It is important to take all suicidal comments seriously and to make appropriate referrals.
- Talking about suicide will not plant the idea in a person's mind.
- Feeling isolated increases the likelihood of suicide.
- The more developed the suicide plan, the greater likelihood for suicide.
- Reach out and encourage the student to talk about his/her feelings
- Tell the student about your concern for his/her well-being
- Talk about suicide if that is on the student's mind
- Call 911 if there is imminent danger of harm. Otherwise, be sure that the person is not left alone and he/she talks to a professional.
- Frequent contact, even for a few minutes, begins to relieve feelings of isolation (encourage the student to be in contact with family, friends, counselor).