The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (English) or 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish) is the only federally funded hotline for suicide prevention and intervention. People who are in emotional distress or suicidal crisis can call the Lifeline at any time, from anywhere in the Nation, to talk in English or Spanish with a trained crisis worker who will listen to and assist callers in getting the help they need.
If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, dial 9-1-1.
On this campus, the primary resource is the Counseling and Wellness Center: (860) 832-1945.
Feeling trapped, hopeless or deeply depressed
Feelings of worthlessness
Change in mood (irritability, poor attention) lasting more than one week
Chronic anger, aggression, hostility
Extreme change in behavior
Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
Giving away favorite possessions
Drug and/or alcohol abuse
Change in eating and sleeping habits
Ending significant relationships
90% of adolescent suicide victims have at least one diagnosable, active psychiatric illness at the time of death (most often depression, substance abuse, and conduct disorders).
Things You Can Do:
Take all threats seriously
Do not be afraid to ask questions about the seriousness of suicidal feelings
Remove means as long as it poses no threat to you
Offer to bring the person to a support service
The American Association of Suicidology
Families for Depression Awareness
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention