Suicide Prevention

College life can be exciting: making new friends, living away from home, taking great classes, and discovering who you are on your own and what you want to accomplish in life. But college life can sometimes be stressful. Every student experiences concerns and stressors during their college years. The good news is that colleges have resources to help during these times. Knowing what these resources are now can help you be better prepared to help yourself or to help a friend later. 

 Suicide prevention is an important initiative on college campuses across the country.  It is important to know what to do if you, a friend, a family member, or a classmate is having a crisis or thoughts of suicide. If this happens, please don’t be afraid to ask for help. You do not have to go through this alone.  This short video covers the warning signs that someone is in distress, what you can do to help, and the resources that are available on our campus.

Suicide Prevention Training

The University Counseling Center offers several FREE trainings geared at helping students, faculty, and staff recognize and prevent depression and suicide on our campus.

For more information about these programs or to attend a training, contact Dr. Theresa Sharpe at 825-2703 or


At-Risk for College Students (Kognito)

at-risk For College Students.  Ever wanted to talk to a friend dealing with a problem, but weren't sure how?  Free Online Game-based Training Simulations

Students can use above link to create an account and complete the At-Risk training.  Please use enrollment key tamucc



College SOS (Signs of Suicide) Program QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
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Mental Health Resources available to TAMU-CC Students

There are many resources available to TAMU-CC students.   It is important to know how these resources can help and how to access them.
  • Contact the University Police Department for situations where there is an immediate threat to the safety of a student and/or the campus community.  
  • The Counseling Center is available to help students who are having thoughts about suicide or are worried about a friend.   During normal business hours, you can stop by the center in the Driftwood building to speak with the Counselor-on-Duty.  An after-hours crisis counselor is available by phone  evenings and weekends.   Call (361) 825-2703 and follow instructions. 
  • The National Suicide Prevention hotlines are available 24/7.  You can contact them by phone or through chat or text.  
  • For students who would like to talk to someone knowledgeable of LGBTQ issues, the Trevor Project offers support by phone or through text.  

University Police Department

(361) 825-4444

University Counseling Center

(361) 825-2703

crisis counselor available 24/7

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-8255

phone line available 24/7/365

Lifeline Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line

Text ‘START’ to 741-741

The Trevor Project for LGBTQ youth

Trevor Lifeline

(866) 488-7386

Trevor Text

Text ‘Trevor’ to (202) 304-1200

Other Resources can be found here.