Suicide Prevention & Awareness
Illinois Central College is committed to reducing the stigma of mental health issues and is dedicated to bringing awareness to this important mental health topic.
The stigma associated with mental illness can have a devastating impact on individuals and their families. Learn what you can do to help yourself and others…
How to make a difference
- Promote the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (handout wallet cards with information and post magnets wit the phone number in easily recognized places)
- Take a Mental Health First Aid course training
- Learn more about suicide signs/symptoms
Learn more about suicide
Resources for youth at-risk of completing suicide
The ReachOut website’s content is to help teens and young adults facing tough ties and mental health issues
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13 – 24.
Helping those who have lost a loved one to suicide
Social Media’s role in suicide prevention
Social awareness can be spread around the world in seconds with all the forms of social media we have today. However, we must be good stewards of how we spread information. Here’s a list of things to do and not to do when discussing suicide. Our words have power — use them for good.
All websites and referenced material is approved by the government as evidence-based programs. This material was made available to you through a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health.