You do not have to be in crisis to seek help! “Venting” to a trusted friend or seeking personal counseling when you hit a rough patch in your life can be valuable in working through and solving a difficult situation. However, seeking help is urgent if your personal problem becomes uncontrollable and threatens to cause harm to you or another person. Prepare and arm yourself with information and resources in case you face a crisis.
Occasionally, feeling sad, angry, frustrated, or stressed is normal for everyone. These feelings are typical responses to a break-up, the loss of a loved one, financial problems, or stressors that are difficult to accept and manage. Frequently these feelings improve on their own over time, however, talking to family, friends, and counselors can help you to explore fresh perspectives, speed up healing, and achieve stability in your life.
When should a person worry that what they’re feeling is beyond normal feelings of sadness? The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline lists the following as warning signs of suicide:
Help for yourself or someone that you know.
If you are thinking of hurting yourself, or are worried that someone you know may be thinking of hurting themself, do not keep the thoughts to yourself! Remember that help is available. Seek help by talking to someone you know and trust: a friend, family member, a counselor, or trusted college staff member.
Need Help Now?
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 available 24/7
Suicide Prevention Center
1-877-727-4747 available 24/7
- Teens Helping Teen
1-800-852-8336 available 6p-10p PST
Online chat http://teenlineonline.org
Text TEEN to 839863 5:30-9:30 PST
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ)
Personal counseling services on campus
Student Health Center at 67B
In case of emergencies call Public Safety (909) 274-4555 or 911