If you become aware of a student who is thinking about suicide, please make an immediate referral to the Counseling Center, Bldg. S, Room S136. Please call 972-860-4673/4339 for a consultation if you are unsure how to handle this situation or if the student is reluctant. If a student clearly states the intent to commit suicide, call the campus Police Department by dialing 9-1-1 from a college phone or at 972-860-4290. Dialing 9-1-1 from an outside line will take you to the nationally recognized 9-1-1 service.
As with many of life's problems, early intervention is often better. A person who receives appropriate help sooner, rather than later, may be less likely to experience more severe symptoms or cause harm to self or others.
By knowing about the warning signs and available resources, you will be able to better identify and respond to a situation.
How to react if you are concerned someone may cause harm to themselves or others:
You need to: