Counseling Services and Drop-in Center to Hold "Check-in" Sessions, 10/4

In the wake of the recent Rutgers tragedy, the Division of Student Development and Campus Life will be holding two check-in sessions on Monday, October 4 at 11 a.m. to Noon, and 4-5 p.m., in the Drop-in Center with professional staff and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) psychologists. Stop by with questions, to dialogue, or to just check-in.

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

On Campus:

  • 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

Off Campus:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    (English) 1-800-273-TALK
    (Spanish) 1-800-628-9454

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.

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