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Do You Know?

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students.

  • Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide for college student suicides (and all suicides).

  • Studies indicate that college students who are suicidal are quiet, reserved, depressed and socially isolated; thus it is up to all of us to try to identify the suicide warning signs and get help for them.

  • Additionally, a survey indicates that one in five college students (25%) believe that their depression level is higher than it should be; yet only 6% say that they would seek help.

  • If you are embarrassed/afraid to see or admit that your student needs help; he/she will not admit it or seek help either.

Would You?

  • Want, ask for or welcome outside help from the College or other agencies?

  • Recognize warning signs in your student?

  • Notify the student’s college of potential signs/problems?

  • Want the college to notify you of any potential signs/problems?

  • Try to get your student help, while giving him/her as much reassurance, love, concern and compassion as possible?

  • Treat this as an illness and do anything you could to get your student help?
  • Be afraid to voice your opinion to help reduce the stigma of mental health and suicide for fear of what others might think of you.

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