Warning Signs and Symptoms

    Suicide Prevention
  • Hopelessness
  • Rage, uncontrolled anger, seeking revenge
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking
  • Feeling trapped-as if there is no way out
  • Increased alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawing from friends, family and society
  • Anxiety, agitation, inability to sleep or sleeping all of the time
  • Dramatic mood changes
  • Expressing no reason for living; no sense of purpose in life



  • On average, one suicide occurs every 13 minutes
  • Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all Americans
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people aged 15-24; the number one cause is accidents
  • Among college students 1 out of 10 have considered suicide
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students
  • More people die from suicide than from homicide (suicide ranks as the 10th leading cause of death; homicide ranks 17th)
  • Statistics found at http://www.sprc.org and http://www.cdc.gov as of 2014 in the United States

If you still have questions please contact Student Health and Counseling Services at (731) 881-7750.


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