Most suicidal individuals give some warning of their intentions. The most effective way to prevent a friend or loved one from taking his or her life is to recognize the factors that put people at risk for suicide. Take warning signs seriously and know how to respond. www.afsp.org
If you become aware that a friend has threatened or attempted suicide, engaged in efforts to prepare to commit suicide or expressed a preoccupation with suicide, please call the Counseling Center immediately at (217) 206-7122.
If there is an immediate threat of harm, call the Campus Police at (217) 206-7777. For more information please review the following: Student Emergency and Referral Procedures: A Guide for Faculty and Staff
Illinois Suicide & Crisis Hotlines: www.suicidehotlines.com/illinois.html