What Are The Warning Signs for Suicide?
If a person talks about:
- Killing themselves.
- Having no reason to live.
- Being a burden to others.
- Feeling trapped.
- Unbearable pain.
- Increased use of alcohol or drugs.
- Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online for materials or means.
- Acting recklessly, Aggression, Rage, Irritability.
- Withdrawing from activities, Loss of interest.
- Isolating from family and friends.
- Sleeping too much or too little, Anxiety.
- Visiting or calling people to say goodbye.
- Giving away prized possessions.
Crisis Contact Information
In the event of an urgent or crisis situation with a UTMB student, you may do any of the following:
- For emergency situations at any time in which safety is an issue,
transport the individual in distress to the nearest emergency facility.
Or call the Police or EMS via 911 (on campus use University Police at
21111), or the Galveston County Mental Health Deputies at (409) 766-2324
- During normal working hours (weekdays 8-5)
call Student Counseling at (409) 747-9508 to discuss the situation or to
arrange for an appointment. You may also come for counseling as a
walk-in, and we will arrange for a counselor to see you as soon as
After hours or on weekends or holidays
contact the Student Helpline at (409) 747-4357
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's mission is to provide
immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting
them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health
service provider through a toll-free telephone number: 1-800-273-TALK
(8255). It is the only national suicide prevention and intervention
telephone resource funded by the Federal Government.
The Jed Foundation
This nonprofit public charity is committed to reducing youth suicide and
improving the mental health safety net. This site provides info
regarding suicide prevention to parents and students and connects to
various college counseling centers.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This site is the national strategy for Suicide Prevention and presents
info on national and international strategies for suicide prevention.
Publications as well as info by state is available.
National Graduate Student Crisis Line - a toll-free, 24-hour hotline staffed by highly trained phone
counselors who understand the unique issues faced by grad students like
» Coming Together to Care A Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Texas Communities
» Medical Student Depression and Suicide
Stories of Hope and Recovery
by SAMHSA's YouTube Channel