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Mental Health Information

This guide provides information to assist users find mental health resources to become aware of and to make choices toward a fulfilling life. This LibGuide is for informational purposes only.

Suicide Prevention

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The goal of suicide prevention is to reduce factors that increase risk and increase factors that promote resilience (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021).

For more information, please see: Suicide Prevention

 

 

College Students

 

The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today…and tomorrow (Jed Foundation).

For more information, please see: The Jed Foundation (JED)

 

 

Helping Hands

 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.

For more information, please see:  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Facts About Suicide

 

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  • More than 47,500 people died by suicide in 2019.
  • 1 death every 11 minutes
  • Many adults think about suicide or attempt suicide.
  • 12 million seriously thought about suicide
  • 3.5 million made a plan for suicide
  • 1.4 million attempted suicide

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline