Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month
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.
Local Mental Health Authority512-472-HELP (4357)
All Concordia Police Officers are Mental Health Officers512-313-3311
Scott Davis LCSW-S, LCDC
Lauren Patton LMFT-A
If you recognize any warning signs of suicide in another member of Concordia, please complete an early alert form.Early Alert
Pastor Jacob Boessling