If you are thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help. To speak with a crisis counselor, call 919.515.2423 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1.800.273.8255. In the case of an emergency, please call campus police at 919.515.3000 or 911. There is always hope.
Suicide prevention efforts at NC State work to minimize identified risk factors and increase protective factors related to suicidality. This includes increasing social connectivity on campus through increasing awareness of campus resources and large scale outreach efforts. In addition, we work to increase broad ownership across campus for suicide prevention by educating students, faculty, and staff regarding how to recognize when a person is exhibiting signs of suicidal ideation or intent and how to successfully intervene. We also work to decrease stigma around suicide and mental health help-seeking behavior through increasing awareness of the commonality of painful experiences, empowering Mental Health Ambassadors, and creating videos related to personal student stories.
Watch the Emmy Award-Winning Video – “#StopTheStigma” – NC State Counseling Center – Emmy Winner, Public Affairs: for excellence in a program or special on current issues of societal concerns, social ills, community or general public interest. Learn more about the making of this video.