Suicide

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.”

Illinois Warm Line (866) 359-7953  Call for support, education and resources.  The Illinois Warm Line is recovery-oriented telephonic support provided by the Illinois Mental Health Collaborative for Access and Choice (Beacon Health Options) in partnership with the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health (IDHS/DMH)

Crisis Text Line  741741  Text for free 24/7 crisis support in the United States

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  (800) 273-8255