If you know someone who shows some of the warning signs of suicide, let them know that you care and are concerned and available to listen and talk. But understand your limits and don’t hesitate to point them to professional help.
The Counseling Center can provide the necessary services. A counselor is always available or on call, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week you can see someone immediately if you’re having a crisis or emergency. Call 765-285-1736 during the daytime or 765-747-7330 after hours and on weekends.
If you think the person is in immediate danger, call 911 or University Police at 765-285-1111 and stay with him or her until help arrives.
Watch for these early warning signs:
Late warning signs include:
Don’t be afraid to ask someone if he or she is having suicidal thoughts because you are not putting these thoughts in his or her head. Asking gives you the opportunity to talk with the person about getting help. If you can, check if the person has a means to carry out the plan. If possible, remove it. But always seek help for yourself if you are not sure how to handle the situation.
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