Sometimes College students struggle with depression, anxiety, mental health issues, and suicidal ideation. It's important to recognize the warning signs for suicide in students and to get help, for yourself or for others.
A Guide to Depression and Suicide Among Students provides information on:
- Top indicators of suicidal tendencies
- How to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors
- Steps educators and peers can take to help people struggling with depression
- An in-depth resource list to further expand readers' knowledge
For immediate assistance in an emergency situation, please call 911. If you need someone to talk to, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; or text "home" to 741741 for the crisis text line.
Several other organizations provide support and resources, including:
National Eating Disorders (NEDA) Hotline
Provides support via phone, chat, or text for individuals suffering from eating disorders.
- Call: 800-931-2237
(Monday – Thursday 11am-9pm ET, Friday 11am-5pm ET)
- Text: 800-931-2237
(Monday – Thursday 3pm-6pm ET)
- Online Chat: NEDA Chat
(Monday – Thursday 9am-9pm ET, Friday 9am-5pm ET)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine
Free peer-support service that provides individuals with mental health conditions and their families with access to support, information, and resource referrals.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
Provides 24/7 multilingual crisis support and counseling year-round.
The Trevor Project
Suicide prevention support for LGBTQ+ with a 24/7 crisis support line.
United Suicide Survivors International
Provides support for those suffering from suicidal thoughts, suicidal loss, and friends and family of those struggling with suicide.
Now Matters Now
A website that provides access to educational videos, skills training, stories from those who have experienced suicidal thoughts, and a crisis support line.
Provides five action steps to prevent suicide, suicide prevention resources, and shares personal stories of suicide prevention.