Some signs that suggest problems for which the student should be referred for assessment:
It is important to be able to identify those students who may be at the highest risk.
Warning signs of suicide:
It is vital to remember that asking a person if they are contemplating suicide DOES NOT give them the idea to do so. In fact, your openness and concern may allow the person to feel less lonely or isolated and ultimately more hopeful. Talking about suicide is NOT to be ignored.
You may also become aware of a situation or develop a concern that a student may be a danger to others.
This may be manifested by:
Alert a faculty or staff member who may refer the situation to the Center for Health and Counseling Services or the Office of Student Services for appropriate actions. It may also be appropriate to:
If you consider the person to be an immediate danger to self or others, contact police at ext. 5911, (815) 836-5911 or 911.
For all campus emergencies, call Campus Police at extension 5911.
Cell phone users or outside lines call: (815) 836-5911