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Suicide Awareness

Some college students may experience severe depression and possibly contemplate suicide. People who are suicidal exhibit one or more warning signs. The more warning signs exhibited, the greater the risk. Be aware of these warning signs, if not for you then for someone close to you. One conversation can change a life. 

Suicide Warning Signs

Talk

If a person talks about:

  • Killing themselves
  • Having no reason to live
  • Being a burden to others
  • Feeling trapped
  • Unbearable pain

Behavior

A person's suicide risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased, especially if it's related to a painful event, loss, or change.

  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online for materials or means
  • Acting recklessly
  • Withdrawing from activities
  • Isolating from family and friends
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Aggression

Mood

People who are considering suicide often display one or more of the following moods:

  • Depression
  • Loss of interest
  • Rage
  • Irritability
  • Humiliation
  • Anxiety

 

Resources:

Director of Advising Department 
Washington Street Campus – Student Service Center – Room 119
Phone Number 806-371-5456

 

Social Services

Washington Street Campus - Student Service Center - Room 121

Phone Number 806-371-5439

www.actx.edu/socialservices

 

Amarillo College Police Department

Washington Street Campus - Durrett Hall

Emergency Phone Number 806-371-5911

Non-Emergency Phone Number 806-371-5163

www.actx.edu/police

 

Texas Panhandle Centers

1501 S. Polk St.

Amarillo, TX 79101

Crisis line: 806-359-6699 (in the Amarillo area)

Toll Free: 1-800-692-4039

www.texaspanhandlecenters.org

 

The Pavilion at Northwest Texas Healthcare System

1501 S. Coulter

Amarillo, TX 79106

806-354-1810 or 1-800-537-2585

www.pavilionnwtexashealthcare.com

 

The Hope and Healing Place

1721 S. Tyler

Amarillo, TX 79102

806-371-8998 or 1-800-381-4606

-S.O.S. (Survivors of Suicide) Support Group 806-457-4993

www.thehopeandhealingplace.org

 

Jack Duncan Rhodes Foundation

Text 741741 for crisis counselor

Call 1-800-273-8255 to talk to someone

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

Military Veterans Suicide Hotline

1-800-273-TALK (8255) Press 1

Suicide Hotline in Spanish

1-800-273-TALK (8255) Press 2

 

LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline

1-866-4-U-TREVOR

 

For signs, symptoms and support regarding suicide, visit:

American Association of Suicidology

www.suicidology.org

 

Texas Suicide Prevention

www.texassuicideprevention.org


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