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National Suicide Prevention Month

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SUICIDE PREVENTION

In the case of a life-threatening emergency 24/7/365 call 911 or call DPS (256) 372-5555 (on campus).

WHAT IS A SUICIDAL THREAT?

A suicidal threat is a written, spoken, or behavioral indication to self-harm with the intent to end one’s own life. This can also be considered a suicidal ideation.

WHAT IS A SUICIDAL ATTEMPT?

A suicide attempt is where a person tries (using a lethal method) to commit suicide but survives. There is usually evidence that the person has some intent to end their life. An unsuccessful attempt may result in injury or permanent physical damage.

REPORTING A SUICIDAL THREAT OR ATTEMPT

  • In the case of a life-threatening emergency 24/7/365 call 911 or call DPS (256) 372-5555 (on campus).
  • During normal hours (8am-5pm): Health & Counseling Services (256) 372-5601 or (256) 372-5800.
  • After hours (5pm-8am): Call DPS (256) 372-5555 or Health & Counseling Servicer after-hours (256) 425-4554
  • Red Flag: Submit a report for Student of Concern

*Red Flag is anonymous and should not be used for reporting a life threatening emergency. If you or someone is experiencing an emergency, please call DPS (256) 372-5555 or Health & Counseling Services (256) 372-5800 after-hours (256) 425-4554

RESPONDING TO A SUICIDAL THREAT OR ATTEMPT

AAMU will treat any report of a suicide attempt or threat as a confidential medical emergency. Several departments collaborate to ensure the student’s health and well being is primary while protecting the health and safety of others. The Health & Counseling Center will work with DPS, Judicial Affairs, Residential Life & Housing to ensure immediate care is received and a plan is in place to support the student once they return.