Student concerns

As a student, I want to help a friend or classmate

As a friend or classmate of someone experiencing suicidal thoughts, you are in a unique position to intervene. This person is likely more open with you than with others and may be coming to you for comfort and support. This guide is designed to give you confidence about how to provide that comfort and support, as well as how to identify signs of distress and how to assist and refer friends, classmates, or loved ones to counseling for additional help.

Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Open
Emergency Situations Open
Consult With BHS Open
Signs of Suicidality Open
Tips For Helping Someone Having Thoughts of Suicide Open

You can also reach out to the UIW CARE team with any concerns about the student(s) or file an incident report, so the student(s) receive(s) additional support.