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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. If you or someone you love is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please know that there are many resources for support available on and off campus.
From Half of Us.com: “Many of us have had moments when we don’t want to go on or think we just can’t deal with how we’re feeling anymore. Sometimes those thoughts go further and people start thinking seriously about ending their lives. If you or someone you know has reached that level of hopelessness, you have to speak up or reach out for help now. You aren’t alone in those feelings and there are ways to feel better.”
If you are feeling hopeless or overwhelmed, the Center for Wellness and Counseling encourages you to come in to meet with one of our counselors. Call if you can, or just come in, and tell the front desk that you need to be seen right away if you don’t feel safe. (8-4:30 M-F) 612-330-1707.
24/7 CWC Urgent After Hours Phone Support If it is after office hours and you are in urgent need of counseling support, you can call the Center for Wellness & Counseling’s Urgent After Hours Phone Counseling line. Just call CWC’s regular number, 612-330-1707, and choose “option 1” (available whenever CWC is closed, 24/7, year-round).
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Textline Text MN to 741-741 to access local resources
Hennepin County COPE Team 612-596-1223 (24/7) Free service for anyone in a mental health crisis; you must be currently located in Hennepin County. The COPE Team will meet you wherever you like, to provide support and a coping plan.
Other resources are listed in the new Student Support Guide under “Suicidal Thoughts” (see A-Z Listing or Student Affairs page for Student Support Guide). Crisis resources are also available on the Center for Wellness & Counseling webpage.
Student Support Guide