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suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) website: suicidepreventionlifeline.org crisis text line: Text START to 741-741 campus resources: • Most universities and colleges have psychological services available to students — either on campus or by referral to community resources. Counseling centers may also be able to provide consultation to concerned parents or others — without revealing whether a student is or was a client. • Campus Greek Life personnel and chapter advisors are additional sources of support and guidance. • The Residence Life department (for students living on campus) has staff committed to providing support to residents, including students who may be having a difficult transition to college. • Academic advisors and career centers may be able to help students consider alternate majors or career directions if a student’s initial plan requires revised decision-making. • The Dean of Students office often has Code of Conduct judicial processes, works closely with Title IX officials and behavioral intervention teams, and may assist in connecting students with the resources they need to enhance success and well-being. signs of emotional distress: • Feeling a lack of control • Depressed mood • Hyperactivity • Crying • Angry outbursts • Change in personal hygiene • Dramatic weight loss or gain • Strange or bizarre behavior how can i help a friend? Privately express your concern. • Respect relationship boundaries. • Offer to listen. • Suggest resources. • Give hope. • Source: counsel.mst.edu

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