Suicide Prevention

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among college students in the United States. Many students experience suicidal thoughts during their college career however it is important to note that thoughts do not necessarily lead to action. Suicide is preventable! If you are having thoughts of suicide, please reach out now because #youmatter!

 How to Get Help for Yourself:  

If you are at immediate risk of harming yourself or someone else, help is only a phone call or text away! Below are emergency resources:

  • UNC Greensboro Counseling Center: 336.334.5874 (24/7)
  • UNC Greensboro Police: 336.334.4444 (24/7) or Local Police: 911 (24/7)
  • Therapeutic Alternatives Mobile Crisis Management: 1.877.626.1772 (24/7)
  • The Trevor Project, LGBTQ Crisis Support: 1.866.488.7386 or
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (1.800.273.8255) or 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433) (24/7)
  • National Crisis Text Line: Text “START” to 741-741
  • Wesley Long Hospital: 336.832.1000 (24/7); 501 N. Elam Avenue, Greensboro, NC
  • Moses Cone Memorial Hospital: 336.832.7000 (24/7); 1200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC
  • Moses Cone Behavioral Health Center: 336.832.9700 (24/7); 700 Walter Reed Drive, Greensboro, NC
  • Monarch Crisis Center: 336.676.6840 or 1.866.272.7826 (24/7); 201 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC

Helping Someone Else?

You may notice suffering before the person even notices it themselves. Know the signs. According to , there are 5 signs to look for:

        1. Personality Change      
        2. Agitation
        3. Withdrawal
        4. Poor Self-Care  
        5. Hopelessness  

Participants in this suicide prevention training program will learn how to:

  • Identify people at risk of suicide
  • Recognize the risk factors, the protective factors and the warning signs of suicide
  • Respond to and get help for people at risk

What to Do for a Friend:

      1. Act Now—talk with your friend ASAP. Don’t be afraid to ask. Asking about suicide does not plant the idea of suicide. If your friend does mention suicide or if you feel they are immediate danger, call 911 immediately!
      2. Be Clear—Tell your friend what behaviors you have observed and why you are feeling worried. Practice being helpful, positive, and non-blaming.
      3. Listen—Don’t lecture! Listening is key.
      4. Offer Help—Encourage your friend to seek help by contacting one of the emergency resources listed above.
      5. Be Patient—You cannot force your friend to get help. Offer support.
      6. Take Care of Yourself—Know your limits and don’t overextend.

Suicide Prevention Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

American Association of Suicidology:

National Suicide Prevention: