Over 1,000 college students die by suicide every year.

The number one cause of suicide is untreated depression.

Going to college can be a difficult transition period in which students may feel lost, lonely, confused, anxious, inadequate, and stressed. And these problems may lead to depression.

Know the Warning Signs

The most effective way to prevent suicide is to know the warning signs, take those signs seriously, and respond appropriately. People who are suicidal can be helped with the proper treatment. Common warning signs of suicide include:

  • Hopelessness
  • Rage, uncontrolled anger, or seeking revenge
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking
  • Feeling trapped – like there’s no way out
  • Increased alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawing from friends, family and society
  • Anxiety, agitation, unable to sleep or sleeping all the time
  • Dramatic mood changes
  • Expressing no reason for living or no sense of purpose in life

If you witness, hear or see anyone exhibiting the signs above, get help IMMEDIATELY by contacting the Counseling Center (973-408-3398) or Public Safety (973-408-3379/4444)

If you just need to talk….. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).

Want more information?  https://www.jedfoundation.org/

Sent on: Apr 10, 2015