The other night, my friend was suicidal, and although I was scared, I knew what to do. We got her help. I never thought I would need to learn those skills I learned in class, but they sure came in handy that night.

College Freshman

College administrators are usually the last to know when a student is in trouble. Friends are much more likely to notice changes in behavior and are going to be the first in the line of influencers when it comes to persuading someone to get help. With the tools on this website, you can be the friend that makes a difference. Learn how to save a life.

Special Issues:
When a friend in crisis relies on you too much.
Taking care of yourself when you are taking care of someone else.
Becoming a suicide prevention gatekeeper.
When you lose a friend or family member to suicide.
For more information, please check out the following links:
Ad Council “What a Difference a Friend Makes” – broadcast these PSAs
Learn about mental illness
Combat the stigma of mental illness
Start a mental health grassroots advocacy group on your campus – Active Minds on Campus
Learn about how to help a friend – watch this interactive video
Learn about the role of college students in preventing suicide
Suicide Prevention Resource Packages
Resources for survivors of suicide loss:

SOS Handbook
On-line resources including discussion boards