Warning Signs for Suicide

Some behaviors may indicate that a person is at immediate risk for suicide.

The following three should prompt you to immediately seek help:

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or obtaining a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live

Visit the Counseling Center during walk-in hours.

During the fall and spring semesters, Walk-In hours are:
        Monday - Friday: 8:30-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-4:00 p.m.

During an emergency, you may call University Police at (828) 262-2150 and ask to speak to the on-call counselor. You may also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Other behaviors may also indicate a serious risk—especially if the behavior is new; has increased; and/or seems related to a painful event, loss or change. Please seek help if any of these warning signs are present:

  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

Adapted from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center's Warning Signs for Suicide  

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

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  
1-800-273-TALK[8255]
Chat: Click Here  

The Trevor Project    
1-866-488-7386

At Risk: Suicide Prevention Training Simulation

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