Student Wellness Services

Office of Wellness Education


Concerned About Someone Else?

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Start the Conversation

If you are noticing the Signs of Suicide in someone, they could be struggling with depression and suicidal ideation. These are some examples for how to start the conversation- "Recently, I have noticed some changes in you. How are you doing?" or "I wanted to check in with you because you haven't seemed like yourself lately."

Ask the Question

One question could save a life. Just ask, "Are you thinking of suicide?" If you are unable to ask the question, find someone who will. We offer free Question, Persuade, Refer Training (QPR) for all members of our campus community. If you see someone on campus with the "I ask" ribbon, it symbolizes that they have completed the training and that they are willing and able to ask the suicide question.

Suggest Resources

These are some examples for suggesting resources- "I can walk with you to Student Wellness Services in the Willard-DiLoreto Complex, 1st Floor to make an appointment." Or "There is a lifeline number that you can call 24/7. 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). You don't have to be suicidal to call." For a further list of suicide prevention resources, please visit our Resources page.

If the person is in immediate danger or tells you that they plan to harm themselves or others, call 9-1-1