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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


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Local and National Resources

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

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

Office of the 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

National Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Chat: Click Here

The Trevor Project

Trans Lifeline

Crisis Textline
Text HOME to 741741

At Risk: Suicide Prevention Training Simulation