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Mental Health Concerns
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In a crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
800-273– TALK (8255)
your local hospital emergency room,
or 911.
People who contemplate suicide are often have terribly
mixed feelings about life and death. Most are desperate for
relief.
The vast majority of people who consider suicide so not act
on their thoughts and most who seek help recover safely.
Again, a combination of treatments works best. In a more
serious crisis, a student may be hospitalized for a short time
to promote stabilization and safety and to help them connect
with resources.
Resources:
Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
. Jamison, Kay
Redfield. 1999.
After Suicide Loss: Coping with Your Grief
. Baugher, Bob and
Jack Jordan. 2002.
Eisenberg, Daniel.
Report on The Healthy Minds Study for 2009
,
The Center for Student Studies at the Survey Sciences Group,
on behalf of the University of Michigan’s School of Public
Health.
Silverman, MM. 2008. Turning Violence Inward: Understanding
and Preventing Campus Suicide. Presented to Violence on