Help for Attempt Survivors

You’re still here— and we want to help you find hope.

If you feel like you are in crisis, no matter how big or small, you can call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). During an emergency, you may call University Police at (828) 262-2150 and ask to speak to the on-call counselor. During office hours, you can visit the counseling center, tell them you are experiencing an emergency, and they will find a counselor to talk to you.

More resources for attempt survivors can be found here: 

Attend Therapy   or a Support Group     

Speaking to a therapist or attending a support group can help improve your overall mental health. Currently enrolled students are eligible to receive counseling for free from the Counseling and Psychological Services Center . Individual counseling  and group counseling  are available. In order to see a counselor, visit the counseling center during walk in hours.

During the Fall and Spring semesters, Walk-In Hours are:
        Monday - Friday: 8:30am-11:00am and 1pm - 4pm

Join a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group

DBT is a form of therapy designed specifically to treat individuals who are suicidal. Daymark Recovery Services offers a DBT/Stress Management group for college students on Tuesdays 4pm - 5:15pm. App State students, students on leave, community college students and college-bound rising high school seniors are accepted into the group. 

Interested students should schedule an initial assessment by calling (828) 264 - 8759. Daymark accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicaid, and offers a sliding scale for individuals who do not have insurance.  

Practice Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) at Home 

Now Matters Now is a website that presents the stories of those who have been suicidal, and research-based ways for managing the most painful moments of life. Learn Mindfulness, Mindfulness of Current Emotion, Opposite Action and Paced-breathing. These skills are part of Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT, proven to be helpful for people considering suicide. These tools are not considered a replacement for one-to-one counseling. You do not have to have suicidal thoughts or mental health problems to use these tools – they are useful for most people and many problems.

Create a Safety Plan

Having a plan in place that can help guide you through difficult moments can make a difference and keep you safe.

Watch Stories of Hope and Recovery 

Told through the voices of these individuals, their families, and the professionals in their support network, each inspiring story recounts one person's journey from a suicide attempt to the life of hope and recovery that they are leading today.

Read Stories of Attempt Survivors 

This blog was created by the American Association of Suicidology to share that this can happen to anyone and that it’s possible to recover, or learn to manage, and move on.

Live Through This 

Live Through This is a collection of portraits and stories of suicide attempt survivors, as told by those survivors. The intention of Live Through This is to show that everyone is susceptible to depression and suicidal thoughts by sharing portraits and stories of real attempt survivors - people who look just like you. These feelings can affect those closest to us, and the fear of talking about it can be a killer. 

Take Care of Yourself After Treatment in the Emergency Department 

This brochure was created to help you as you begin to work through challenges that led you to attempt to take your life. It offers information about moving ahead after your treatment in the emergency department and provides resources for more information about suicide and mental illnesses.


Adapted from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's Help for Attempt Survivors 

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

Local and National Resources

Campus Resources
Counseling and Psychological Services Center
(828) 262-3180

University Police Department  
(828) 262-2150
Emergencies: (828) 262-8000

Dean of Students    
(828) 262-8284

Counseling for Faculty
and Staff 

(828) 262-4951

Community Resources
Daymark Recovery Services  
(828) 264-4357
After Hours/Crises Line: (828) 264-4357

Finding Hope: Survivors of Suicide Support Group 
(828) 262-1628

National Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  
Chat: Click Here  

The Trevor Project    

At Risk: Suicide Prevention Training Simulation


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