September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is recognized globally as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Franklin University is dedicated to increasing awareness and promoting resources throughout our campus community related to this important, though often under-recognized and misunderstood health issue.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among traditional-aged college students nationwide, and one in four adults will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime. If you become aware of any fellow student who indicates they are suicidal, or if there is cause for concern, report this information to any Franklin University staff or Faculty member.  Reporting is essential! In this case, it is always better to overreact than to underreact.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, please reach out for help. Asking for help is a sign of strength. There are many free, confidential resources available. Below is a list of available resources, both on and off campus:

If a situation is immediately life threatening, always call 911.

On-Campus Resources:

 

Local Resources:

Suicide Prevention Services 614-221-5445
Mental Health America of Franklin County 614-221-1441
North Central Mental Health Services 614-299-6600

 

National Resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) 800-662-4357