Taking Care of Yourself : Suicide Prevention
If you are thinking of ending your life or hurting yourself, there is hope. Things can get better. Tell someone who can help. Call the Counseling and Human Development Center at (803) 777-5223. If it is after hours, you can access help through the University Police at (803) 777-4215 or the Columbia Area Mental Health Center at (803) 898-8888. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1(800) 273-8255, has people available to talk to 24 hours a day every day. The Trevor Lifeline, 1(866) 488-7386, is available 24/7 for LGBTQ individuals.
In addition to this, reach out to the people closest to you. It may feel as if there is no one available. You are not alone. You have people who love and care for you. Reach out to them. If you believe you cannot talk to your parents, find someone else: a relative, a roommate, a friend, a professor, an advisor, or a mentor.
In addition to the above steps, take a few minutes to read this: http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
• The Trevor Project
• The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
• American Association for Suicidology
• To Write Love On Her Arms
• It Gets Better Project
• Active Minds