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Suicide Prevention
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students.
Knowing the indicators of an impending suicide or suicidal thoughts/behaviors may help save a life:

  • Depressed mood
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Showing little emotion
  • Talking about dying
  • Using alcohol or other substances to “feel better”
  • Recent crisis or loss of loved one
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Threats of suicide
  • Having a plan to commit suicide
  • Feeling like life is not worth living

DO NOT WAIT! Ask for help or refer a friend if you think they are suicidal or have made threats to harm him/herself. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, PLEASE CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY. Individuals often don’t refer their friends to counseling or reveal their suicide threats out of fear for their relationship but remember that their life is at stake.

There are numerous public resources to help:

Bluefield State University Counseling Center

Conley Hall, Room 305

Phone: (304)-327-4016 or (304)-327-4424

Monday – Friday:  8am – 4pm

Contact your local hospital’s ER

for assistance after 4pm or on the weekends.


Southern Highlands Mental Health Crisis Center

Princeton, WV

Available 24/7

Call (304)-425-5682 or 1-800-615-0122


The Behavioral Health Pavilion of the Virginias

1333 Southview Drive Bluefield, WV

24 Hour Crisis and Referral



National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-TALK (273-8255)

24/7 services


Anyone struggling with substance abuse issues, depression, or suicide

call 1-844-HELP4WV for treatment assistance.

For additional suicide and referral information, visit https://bsc.caresforyou.org/welcome.cfm

Big Blue Suicide Prevention and Awareness Club for activities and support of the Out of The Darkness Walk