For more information contact The Center For Non Violence and Peace Initiatives at (973) 655-7703 or the LGBT Center at (973) 655-7563.
Montclair State University Office of Counseling and Psychological Services would like to remind you of the many resources available to you. If you or a friend needs support, the following information is important to keep in mind:
Helping a Friend
If someone you know:
- Says they can’t make the sadness go away
- Talks about death or suicide
- Says they feel hopeless
- Appears distressed, even if they don’t say it verbally
- Gives away prized possessions
- Has survived an emotional, physical or sexual assault
- Takes unnecessary risks
You can help your friend by:
- Taking this seriously
- Asking questions . . . remember that inquiring about suicide can only help
- Letting your friend do the talking
- Listening to what your friend has to say
- Letting your friend know that you will help
- Connecting your friend with a counselor or doctor
- Calling CAPS at(973-655-5211 for consultation
Resources for Making a Difference
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): 973-655-5211
- Health Center: 973-655-3459
- University Police: 973-655-5222
- Drop in Center: 973-655-5271
- Center for Non-Violence: 973-655-7033
- LGBT Center: 973-655-7563
- Women’s Center: 973-655-5114
- Disability Resource Center: 973-655-5431
- Newman Center: 973-655-7240
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Just the Facts:
- Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students.
- 18-24 year olds think about suicide more than any other age group.
- 1 in 12 college students has made a suicide plan.
- Many people who contemplate suicide do not really want to die . . . talking with them about their suicidal feelings may save their life.
- Suicide is preventable . . . you can help.
Sponsored by Montclair State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (www.montclair.edu/caps/)
(adapted from Kent State University – www.uhs.kent.edu)