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Suicide Prevention Protocols

Appalachian State University has both a Crises Response Protocol for Suicide and Suicide Attempts and a Student Death Protocol. 

These guidelines are intended to assist faculty, professional staff, administrators and other University employees with addressing student related crises. While some campus officials play more active roles in responding to student crises, it is important for all University faculty and professionals to have a working knowledge of these guidelines. Although the University strives to respond in a consistent manner, the specific facts and circumstances of any crisis may lead the University to adjust the actions suggested in these guidelines.  

Appalachian State University employees should be familiar with these protocols and follow them. This is to ensure a comprehensive, cohesive and safe response to any crises that may arise.

Download the Crises Response Protocol for Suicide and Suicide Attempts

Download the Student Death Protocol