Take personal responsibility - don’t assume someone else will do something!
Be aware of your surroundings so you can Step Up!
We each influence the community we live in - choose to care!
YOU have the power to change an outcome for someone in a risky situation
Depression & Suicide
Every person has mental health as an aspect of their overall health, and it is equally as legitimate and important as physical health. The transition into college life can be a difficult one, and it is normal to feel lost, lonely, confused, anxious, inadequate, and stress at times during this stage in life. However, when those feelings persist, it may be a sign to seek help.
Suicide Myths and Facts
Myth: people who talk about suicide won’t really do it.
Fact: Almost every person who attempts suicide has given some clue or warning. Never ignore suicidal statements-Step Up and extend resources.
Myth: If a person is going to attempt suicide, nothing will stop them.
Fact: Most people who attempt suicide remain uncertain of the decision until the final moment. Most suicidal people don’t wish for death; they just want the pain to stop.
Myth: talking about suicide may give someone the idea.
Fact: Bringing up the subject and talking about it is one of the most helpful things you can do for someone who is thinking about suicide. It helps that person feel less alone.
Wellness Resource Center. G202 MU Student Center, Columbia, MO 65211. (573) 882-4634. firstname.lastname@example.org