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Tarleton Suicide Prevention and Postvention Resources

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Before an Attempt: 

After an Attempt: 

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Prevention - Before an Attempt

For Students & Parents

Some warning signs of suicide demand immediate action: 

  • Announcing that the person has made a plan
  • Talking or writing about suicide or death
  • Saying things like:  I wish I were dead. What’s the point of living?
  • Isolating rather than hanging out with friends
  • Expressing the belief that life is meaningless
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Neglecting his or her appearance and hygiene
  • Obtaining a weapon or another means

Ask directly. Evaluate risk. Refer to support.

Be Prepared:

Get Help:

If you are thinking of hurting yourself, tell someone who can help. If you cannot talk to your parents, find someone else: a relative, friend, roommate, RL, professor, counselor, or other staff.

  • Student Counseling Services (8am-5pm weekdays) / ProtoCall (After-Hours crisis)
    • 254.968.9044
  • Pecan Valley Mobile Crisis Outreach Team
    • 1 800.722.5987
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    • 1 800.273.TALK (8255)

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For Faculty & Staff

Some warning signs of suicide demand immediate action: 

  • Announcing that the person has made a plan
  • Talking or writing about suicide or death
  • Saying things like:  I wish I were dead. What’s the point of living?
  • Isolating rather than hanging out with friends
  • Expressing the belief that life is meaningless
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Neglecting his or her appearance and hygiene
  • Obtaining a weapon or another means  

Ask directly. Evaluate risk. Refer to support.

Be Prepared:

Get Help:

  • Student Counseling Services (8am-5pm weekdays) / ProtoCall (After-Hours crisis)
    • 254.968.9044
  • Pecan Valley Mobile Crisis Outreach Team
    • 1 800.722.5987
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    • 1 800.273.TALK (8255)

Self-care:

  • If you experience distress related to personal or professional matters, tell someone who can help. Free and confidential resources are available to employees through Deer Oaks EAP Services (24/7)

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Postvention - After an Attempt

For Students & Parents

Encourage and engage in self-care which includes:

  • Getting rest and exercise
  • Eating and hydrating properly
  • Avoid use and/or increased use of alcohol and other substances
  • Learn the stages of grief
  • Allow yourself to grieve
  • Re-establish routines as soon as possible
  • Seek out supportive people
  • Ask for help

Get Help:

If you are thinking of hurting yourself, tell someone who can help.

If you cannot talk to your parents, find someone else: a relative, friend, roommate, RL, professor, counselor, or other staff.

  • Student Counseling Services (8am-5pm weekdays) / ProtoCall (After-Hours crisis)
    • 254.968.9044
  • Pecan Valley Mobile Crisis Outreach Team
    • 1 800.722.5987
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    • 1 800.273.TALK (8255)

Helpful Links:

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For Faculty & Staff

To support someone who has lost a loved one to suicide:

  • Encourage self-care
  • Provide support for normal grief process
  • Connect impacted students to health and mental health providers if needed and to community resources

Be aware of the risk of contagion, especially for high risk students:

  • Were eyewitnesses to the death
  • Family members or close friends of the deceased (including siblings, teammates, classmates, and acquaintances)
  • Received a phone call, text, or other communication from the deceased foretelling the suicide
  • May have fought with or bullied the deceased
  • Are dealing with stressful affairs events
  • Have a history of suicide attempts

Be Prepared:

Get Help:

  • Student Counseling Services (8am-5pm weekdays) / ProtoCall (After-Hours crisis)
    • 254.968.9044
  • Pecan Valley Mobile Crisis Outreach Team
    • 1 800.722.5987
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    • 1 800.273.TALK (8255)

Helpful Links:

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