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- Behaviour that is out of character – withdrawn, dramatic mood changes.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