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
Visit the Crisis Center at 1 Crisis Center Plaza, Tampa, FL 33613.
The Trevor Project
This service provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth via hotline, online chat, texting, and an online support center:
- Phone: 866-488-7386 (available 24/7)
- Text: START to 678678 (available 24/7)
- Online chat: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/ (available 24/7)
- Website: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
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.
- Phone: 800-662-4357 (available 24/7)
- Support for deaf people and those with hearing loss: 800-487-4889 (available 24/7)
- Website: http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline
- Phone: 800-656-4673 (available 24/7)
- Online chat: https://bit.ly/31L6uGM
- Website: https://www.rainn.org/
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.