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Suicide Prevention

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. This short video covers the warning signs that someone is in distress, and what you can do to help.  

There are many mental health resources available to TAMU-CC students. It is important to know how these resources can help and how to access them. Click here for crisis resources

 

University Counseling Center I-CARE University Police Department
Mental health issues, emotional distress, or crisis interfering with personal or academic functioning. High risk, disruptive, or distressed behaviors that jeopardize the health and safety of an individual student and/or the campus community.  Threatening and dangeroud behavior towards self or others, immediate safety concerns, emergencies.
(361) 825-2703 (361) 825-6219 (361) 825-4444
counseling.tamucc.edu Complete referral form police.tamucc.edu
Driftwood Building

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Suicide Prevention Trainings

The University Counseling Center offers several FREE trainings geared at helping TAMU-CC students, faculty, and staff recognize depression and prevent suicide on our campus. To arrange a training for your class, department or group, please contact Ana.Salazar@tamucc.edu at least two weeks in advance.  


Option 1. For Students (online and self-paced)

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

At-Risk for College Students is an interactive online training program which helps students learn to recognize the signs of distress in their peers and provides them with information and tools to intervene appropriately with distressed peers. This 45 minute program needs to be done on a computer, not a tablet or phone. Students, please click here to create an account and complete the At-Risk training. Please use enrollment key tamucc. After completing the training, students can download a certificate of completion.


Option 2. FOR STUDENTS (AVAILABLE VIA WEBEX FOR STUDENT GROUPS OR CLASSES)
Call To ACTion is a 50 minute mental health wellness and suicide prevention program which challenges mental health stigma and encourages help seeking. The program teaches students how to recognize signs of anxiety, depression and suicidality in a distressed peer, how to intervene in a caring way, and how to make a referral for treatment. 

OPTION 3: FOR STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY (AVAILABLE VIA WEBEX FOR GROUPS OR CLASSES)
Text, "QPR for Suicide Prevention"
During this 90 minute training, participants learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to intervene and help someone who is depressed or suicidal by using the three steps of QPR (question, persuade, refer).