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College Student Resources

Empowering College Age Young Adults To Make Life Saving Decisions

Looking for help?  See The List Of HOTLINES BELOW!
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Campus Drug Prevention.gov

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www.campusdrugprevention.gov is DEA’s latest effort to support drug abuse prevention programs on college campuses and in surrounding communities. The website was created for professionals working to prevent drug abuse among college students, including educators, student health centers, and student affairs personnel. In addition, it serves as a useful tool for college students, parents, and others involved in campus communities.

The website offers valuable information, including data, news updates, drug scheduling and penalties, publications, research, national and statewide conferences and events, state and local prevention contacts, and resources available from DEA’s federal partners. The website also includes a “Help a Friend” resource to educate and prepare those who plan to talk to their friends or loved ones about drug use concerns.

Struggling with Thoughts of Suicide & Self-harm?

  • If you are feeling suicidal, you are not alone and there is support available. You deserve to feel supported.

  • Experiencing thoughts of suicide/self-harm is very distressing, if you are considering suicide or self-harm or are in danger, please call your local emergency services immediately to ensure your safety.

  • Talking about how you are feeling could help alleviate some of your distress. You might want to talk to someone close to you. Or if you prefer you could speak to volunteers who have been trained to listen by contacting a helpline (many services offer a range of mediums such as text, email, calls, or face-to-face).

  • It is also important to recognize the value of seeing a mental health professional. They can provide you with a range of interventions and support on a more long-term basis.

  • Some people find it helpful to create a “safety plan”. This is a tool developed for helping someone navigate suicidal feelings and urges.

    Source: International Association For Suicide Prevention

Emergency Hotlines and Chat Centers

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call 988

    Formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, this group offers immediate online resources for students and others in crisis, including a free 24/7 phone line, live chat, and an in-person crisis center locator.

  • IMAlive Chat

    This program is the first online crisis center completely managed by volunteers who are trained and certified in crisis intervention.

  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

    Students in the U.S. and Canada can text this number for free to get guidance with any mental health crisis, including thoughts of suicide.

  • TrevorLifeline: Call 1-866-488-7386

    Created by The Trevor Project, this free 24/7 hotline aims to give support specifically to LGBTQ+ youth who may be experiencing mental health challenges. You can also get intervention over text or instant chat.

  • Suicide.org

    Visit this site for a full list of suicide hotlines by state.

  • https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/suicide-prevention-resources/

Hotlines
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