When a student makes any reference to suicide, threat of suicide, or attempt at suicide, a judgment needs to be made by a mental health professional about the seriousness of a possible suicidal thought or behavior. Suicide attempts are first and foremost a mental health medical emergency.
If danger or suicidal behavior appears imminent:
After Hours, please contact one of the following agencies:
Mobile Mental Health Crisis Team1-866-260-8000
Suicide and Crisis Hotline of North Texas214-828-1000
As with many of life's problems, early intervention is often better. A person who receives appropriate help sooner, rather than later, may be less likely to experience more severe symptoms or cause harm to self or others.
By knowing about the warning signs and available resources, you will be able to better identify and respond to a situation.
How to react if you are concerned someone may cause harm to themselves or others:
You need to: