Suicide Prevention Resources

Situations requiring immediate action from emergency responders (EMTs):

  • Someone acting on a suicide threat
  • Someone tells you they have recently taken an overdose or made some other suicide gesture
  • Self-injury needing immediate medical attention
  • A person is unresponsive

What to do in an emergency:

 

 

 

A mental health crisis may not require EMTs, but DOES require immediate assistance, for instance:

  • Someone tells you they plan to end their life
  • Someone talks about suicide threats
  • Someone cannot guarantee their own safety
  • Somone is at risk and under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Someone is at risk and emotionally distraught, very depressed, angry, or anxious

What to do in case of a mental health crisis:

  • During business hours: Call the office of Counseling, Disability Services, and Student Wellness at (573) 341-4211 or come to 204 Norwood Hall
  • After hours and weekends or holidays: Call the Missouri S&T Police at (573) 341-4211 or dial 911 for the the Rolla Police
  • Either escort them to the Counseling department during business hours or call the campus police to come to you. Remain with the person until help arrive

NEVER LEAVE AN ACTIVELY SUICIDAL PERSON ALONE.

Remain calm but act quickly.
Trust your instincts that the person may be in trouble.
Listen without judgement.
DO NOT PROMISE SECRECY - There is no confidentiality in life-threatening situations.

Be honest if you plan to call someone for the suicidal person. Make the call in their presence if possible.
Validate someone's feelings and let them know there is help.
You do not need to have all the answers, you just have to get help for the person.

Additional Mental Health Crisis Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Veterans'Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1), send a text message to 838255, or veteranscrisisline.net

Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ: 1-866-488-7386 or text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200

Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741

 Concerns & Questions


Resources & Training

Want to take an active role in helping your friends and family? Learn more about what role you can play in making our community safe and healthy. Trainings:

 

Online Training:


 

On-Campus Training

  • RESPOND (Dates of future trainings tbd)
  • STEP UP! STEP UP! training teaches participants the five decision-making step model, bystander strategies, intervention styles, and how to overcome barriers.

 

Additional Resources

  • Learn 5 steps you can take to help others. "Your 5 Minutes Could Be A Lifeline for Someone Else" , https://www.take5tosavelives.org
  • The AFSP-produced film It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health is designed to raise awareness about mental health issues commonly experienced by students, and is intended to be used as part of a school’s educational program to encourage help-seeking, https:afsp.org/our-work/education/real-college-students-mental-health
  • Mental health issues are on the rise on college campuses across the country. Living in a new environment outside the familiarity of home can create overwhelming and stressful circumstances. College students can greatly benefit from understanding that a certain amount of stress is normal, but that too much stress can be unhealthy and unproductive. Knowing the signs of stress, its causes and how to manage it can be a great tool in promoting and preserving good mental health. Learn more about common issues facing college students, http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/life-campus