Life Matters

Martin, TN 38238


(731) 881-7869


(731) 881-7752


Johnna Webster, Coordinator

Life Matters

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What is Suicide?

  • Suicide is the process of purposely ending one's own life. College can cause tremendous stress in students, and high levels of stress can cause depression. And untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.

Does suicide affect college students?

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students.

What type of person considers suicide?

  • Many college students have had thoughts of suicide whether it was merely a fleeing thought or it led to an actual suicide attempt. If you have had thoughts of suicide, know that you are not alone, but you can get the help you need.

How do I get help if I am or someone I know is having thoughts of suicide?

  • Student Health and Counseling Services is available to help you. Three trained counselors are available from 8:00 – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment call (731) 881-7750.  For immediate service walk-ins are also welcomed. 
    • See Resources for a list of additional campus, community, and online resources

How can I help prevent suicide?

  • If someone has told you they are considering suicide do the following
    • Listen carefully to what they have to say
    • Ask questions about whether or not they have a plan
    • Keep a close eye on them and call for assistance if it seems the person may make immediate attempt
    • Encourage them to seek help from a professional and agree to walk over with them
    • Sign up for our QPR Training to learn the signs presented by someone considering suicide and how to help a distressed student and direct them to the appropriate services or resources

Emergency Services

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Services Matter

Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone to help. This training can be conducted for student organizations and clubs, classes and faculty meetings.

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