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911 - Emergency

If you recognize warning signs of suicide and/or violence in yourself or someone else, it is possible to take effective action. Tell someone you trust about your concerns and ask for help, whether a friend, parent, co-worker, or supervisor. The only real risk is in doing nothing.

Direct and indirect statements and/or behaviors that indicate a risk for suicidal or homicidal behaviors:

When information is not enough

Resources for College Students

Active Minds is a non-profit, student-run organization whose mission is to promote mental health awareness, eliminate the stigma of mental health illnesses, and to serve as a liaison between students and the mental health community. Active Minds includes 402 chapters at colleges and universities across the U.S.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center: The Role of College Students in Preventing Suicide

Go Ask Alice! is a web-based health question-and-answer service produced by Alice!, Columbia University’s Health Education Program. Go Ask Alice! offers information for students to assist in making health-related decisions and answers questions about things like: relationships, sexuality, emotional health, alcohol and other drugs, etc. The Go Ask Alice! “archive on emotional health” also has information on suicide and depression.

Samaritans is an organization based in the United Kingdom that offers 24-hour support to people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Ulifeline.org is a web-based resource created by the Jed Foundation to provide students with non-threatening and supportive information. Students are able to download information about various mental illnesses, ask questions, and seek help anonymously.

Resources for Veteran Students and their Families

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Locator in your community

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.