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Responding to Suicidal People

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:

  1. Breathe and try to stay calm and
  2. Contact Campus Police at (972) 860-4290 or dial 911 from a campus phone.

After Hours, please contact one of the following agencies:

Mobile Mental Health Crisis Team
1-866-260-8000

Suicide and Crisis Hotline of North Texas
214-828-1000