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.

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:

Illinois Suicide Prevention “Are you the one person to help prevent a suicide? ¬† Remember…It only takes one.”

Kognito’s At-Risk Suicide Prevention Training is a suite of six online, interactive, and research proven¬†training simulations designed to educate faculty, staff, and students about best practices in supporting (1) students who struggle with psychological distress including depression and suicidal ideation, (2) LGBTQ students who are struggling due to harassment or exclusion, and (3) student veterans who are facing challenges in adjusting to college life. Each training takes 30-60 minutes to complete and is structured as a virtual practice environment where users learn by engaging in interactive role-play conversations with emotionally responsive student avatars.