friends hugging after talking about suicide

Your College and Your Community Care and we know thoughts of giving up and suicide can be frightening. We want to help you take these kinds of thoughts seriously because we believe that suicide is not the answer.

If you start thinking about suicide, please seek help:

  • contact your school counseling center who is there to help you through difficult times, make an appointment and just talk to them.
  • Or reach out to a trusted friend and talk to them.
  • Or reach out to one of our community’s resources to help you when you’re in crisis –

If you are concerned about suicide and don’t know what to do, view the following resources:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to speak anonymously with a counselor.

Crisis Text Line by the Crisis Center

Text HELLO to 741741 and speak anonymously with a Crisis Counselor, available 24/7.

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Other Resources:

The Trevor Project

This service provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth via hotline, online chat, texting, and an online support center:

SAMHSA’s National Helpline (Substance Abuse)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) national helpline offers confidential treatment referrals in both English and Spanish to people with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, or both.

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

Suicidal thoughts are a symptom like any other — they can be treated and they can improve over time.

If you know someone that you think might be considering suicide, click here to better understand the warning signs.

I Know Someone Suicidal


Find helpful resources on your college campus.



Seek help from the Tampa Bay area.


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