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Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

September 14, 2022 by Scott Davis LCSW-S, LCDC
Save the number save a life call or text 988
Understanding the Signs of Suicide

National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

It’s no secret that college is stressful. Classes, athletics, internships, jobs, relationships, families, and other life dynamics can make navigating the university experience even more challenging. For many students, college may be the first time away from family, friends, and other supportive communities.

The resulting stress can lead to some students facing challenging circumstances that might feel unmanageable. Other students might experience suicidal thoughts. Learning the warning signs of depression, anxiety, and suicide is essential because you might have a chance to save a life.

10 Suicide Warning

  • Withdrawing from enjoyable activities
  • Isolating from family and friends
  • Significant personality change
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Saying they are a burden to others
  • Alarming social media posts
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Engaging in reckless behavior
  • Increased alcohol or drug use
  • Talking about suicide and death

At Concordia, we recognize that you may experience complex struggles. We have several resources to help you overcome challenging situations and live healthy lives—including caring for your mental and spiritual health.

For an Emergency, Dial 911 or 988

988 is the National Suicide Hotline Number

If you are experiencing any of these warning signs, contact any of these resources.

Integral Care

Local Mental Health Authority

512-472-HELP (4357)

Campus Police

All Concordia Police Officers are Mental Health Officers

512-313-3311
Concordia Counseling Services
Scott Davis

Scott Davis LCSW-S, LCDC

A-115, 512-313-5032

Scott.Davis@concordia.edu
Lauren Patton

Lauren Patton LMFT-A

A.118, 512-313-5652

Lauren.Patton@concordia.edu
Concordia Counseling Services

If you recognize any warning signs of suicide in another member of Concordia, please complete an early alert form.

Early Alert