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
Local and National Resources
Counseling and Psychological Services Center
University Police Department
Emergencies: (828) 262-8000
Dean of Students
Counseling for Faculty
Daymark Recovery Services
After Hours/Crises Line: (828) 264-4357
Finding Hope: Survivors of Suicide Support Group
The Trevor Project