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IF YOU BELIEVE A FACULTY OR STAFF MEMBER IS SUICIDAL:

Crisis: In an immediate emergency situation in which an employee poses a direct  threat to themselves or others contact University Police immediately at (678) 839-6000 if on campus or 911 if off campus and allow them to transport the person to the nearest Emergency Room. They are trained to supervise an individual who could harm self or others.

Non-Crisis: If you are concerned about a faculty or staff person but need assistance in assessing the degree of risk, you may call:


While it’s not a typically discussed topic, suicide is a more common issue than many like to think. Suicide is currently the 8th leading cause of death in the United States, and there are more deaths worldwide due to suicide than to accidents, homicides and war combined. Moreover, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students and the 3rd leading cause of death among all youth, 15-24 years old. In the US, only accidents and homicides claim more lives.

Suicide attempts are estimated to be made once every minute in the US.

Because suicide is a prevalent issue with devastating effects, prevention efforts are significant, especially on a college campus. This webpage is intended to be utilized for suicide prevention and is a resource in the unfortunate event that a suicide occurs at UWG.
Sources: Mental Health America; American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Suicide Warning Signs


http://www.suicide.org/suicide-warning-signs.html

http://www.nmha.org/go/information/get-info/suicide

 

How to Help

Others

http://www.suicide.org/how-to-help-a-suicidal-person.html

http://www.suicide.org/how-to-help-a-suicidal-person-who-needs-hospitalization.html

Coping With Suicide (pdf)

Yourself
http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.helpself.html


Facts on College Students and Suicide

Suicide Myths 

Suicide FAQs

http://www.suicide.org/suicide-faqs.html

http://www.afsp.org/files/College_Film//factsheets.pdf

http://www.sprc.org/suicide_prev_basics/about_suicide.asp

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/suicide-in-the-us-statistics-and-prevention.shtml

 

Surviving Suicide

Common Reactions

Resources for Impacted Individuals

Stages of Grief (pdf)

Helping a Survivor Heal

Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event (pdf)

Symptoms of PTSD

Responding to Distress (doc)