Suicide

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Suicide

As members of the Brock community, we can make a real difference by discussing, addressing and learning more about suicide.

Individuals are at a higher risk of suicide if they:

  • Have a serious untreated mental illness.
  • Abuse alcohol or drugs.
  • Have experienced a major loss or life change.
  • Have a major relationship issue.
  • Have made a previous suicide attempt.

Signs and symptoms of suicide:

  • Repeated expressions of hopelessness, helplessness or desperation.
  • Behaviour that is out of character – withdrawn, dramatic mood changes.
  • Increased anger and irritability.
  • Preparations for death, such as discussing making a will or giving away prized possessions.
  • Making remarks related to death, dying or suicide.
  • Sudden changes in school attendance or school grades.

If you’re feeling suicidal:

  • Get immediate help:
    • Call a crisis support line (see right side of page).
    • Access help from Personal Counselling or Student Health Services as listed in our crisis resources (see right side of page).
    • Contact your family doctor. She/he can refer you to services in the community, including counselling and hospital services.

If you are concerned about

your own or another person’s safety,

call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you are concerned someone you know may be suicidal, talk directly to them, if you are comfortable. Suggestions on how to help


 

 

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    Student Health Services

    Located in Harrison Hall
    (next to Campus Security)
    Physicians and Mental Health Nurse
    905-688-5550 x3243

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    Personal Counselling

    Located in the Schmon Tower – ST400
    Counsellors
    905-688-5550 x3240

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    Campus Security

    Located in the Kenmore Centre (across from the Walker Complex)
    905-688-5550 x3200 (crisis)
    905-688-5550 x4300 (non-crisis)

Crisis Services
at Brock

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    Brock Campus Security

    905-688-5550 x3200

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    In Case Of Emergency

    Call 911

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    Niagara Distress Centre

    905-688-3711 (support line)

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    Niagara Health System, St. Catharines Hospital

    1200 Fourth Ave.
    St. Catharines, ON  L2S 0A9
    905-378-4647

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    Personal Counselling

    905-327-2244 (emergency after hours)

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    24 Hours Post-Secondary Student Hotline (Good 2 Talk)

    1-866-925-5454

After Hours Crisis Resources