EMERGENCY?

CALL: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
911 - Emergency

As a parent of a college student, you continue to play an important role in supporting the well-being and the safety of your son or daughter. You can do so by keeping the lines of communication open (via phone, email, text, etc.), knowing the warning signs for emotional difficulties (see below), encouraging your son or daughter to use the services at the Student Counseling Center, and calling Student Counseling if you are concerned (954) 424-6911. The only real risk is in doing nothing.

The JED Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to prevent suicide and promote mental health among college students, offers excellent suggestions for parents on their website:

WARNING SIGNS
Direct and indirect statements and/or behaviors that indicate an individual is at risk for suicidal or homicidal behaviors.

When information is not enough:

This website was developed [in part] under a grant number SM-09-001 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.