When you encounter someone you suspect may be having suicidal thoughts, below are some tips to evaluate the situation and help the individual. If you need assistance or if you have any questions, below is relevant contact information:
Health Services Office: 432-6232
Counselor Office: 432-6268
Counselor Cell: 430-4593
Nurse Office: 432-6022
Nurse Cell: 430-4906
TRiO Counselor Office: 432-6242
TRiO Counselor Cell: 430-2411
Student Affairs: 432-6231
Student Affairs Cell: 430-1243
Signs - Look for actions, thoughts, feeling or physical evidence of suicidal intent. This may include statements of hopelessness or worthlessness, extreme sadness or numbness.
Ask- "Are you having thoughts of suicide?" Asking the question will not give someone the idea.
Find out – Determine the need for immediate assistance. Have they made a plan? If so, more immediate action is warranted.
Enlist – Walk them over to Health Services to or call a listed resource number listed above and consult with a counselor or nurse.
Report – File a BIT (Behavioral Intervention Team) Referral form Report on the incident for professional follow-up. Form can be found at http://www.csc.edu/bit/referral/index.csc
Chadron Police Department: 308-432-0510
Nebraska Panhandle Suicide Prevention Coalition: Kim Engel Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Suicide Hotline: (800) 784-2433, http://suicidehotlines.com/nebraska.html
If you have information that a student is at risk for suicide, has attempted suicide, or has been hospitalized for an attempt, please complete a submission form to the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) immediately. http://www.csc.edu/bit/referral/index.csc