Suicide Prevention

SUICIDE PREVENTION:

If you need immediate crisis help, please call – 24-hours, seven days a week – our Crisis Line: 970.252.6220 OR 911. For suicide crisis help, you may also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.TALKt(8255). En espanol: 888.628.9484.

Additional information and resources include: ulifeline.org , QPRInstitute.com, The Guide to College Student Mental Health and Centermh.org.

 The No. 1 cause of suicide for college students is untreated depression.

Suicide Prevention begins with knowledge. You can help save a life.

WHAT TO DO:

  • DO listen and express concern in a non-judgmental way.
  • DO take action! Get connected with professional help.
  • DO ask questions openly: Do you have a plan to end your life? Would you talk with someone who can offer treatment or support?
  • DO show that you care.
  • DO take suicide threats seriously.

WHAT NOT TO DO:

  • DON'T keep it a secret.
  • DON'T sidestep the issue or treat it lightly.
  • DON'T leave the person alone.
  • DON'T offer simple solutions.
  • DON'T judge.
  • DON'T offer or suggest drugs or alcohol.
  • DON'T try to be a therapist. Get professional help.