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:
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 College 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
Call (304)-425-5682 or 1-800-615-0122
The Behavioral Health Pavilion of the Virginias
1333 Southview Drive
24 Hour Crisis and Referral
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
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