What do you do if you're feeling suicidal?

On Campus

  • Talk to a mental health professional (GVSU Counseling Center (616) 331-3266). After hours you may
    talk to your RA or call Public Safety at (616) 331-3255.
  • Talk to others: friends, family, doctor, clergy (campus ministry), RA, graduate assistants, professor, or
    counselor at (616) 331-3266.
  • Ask a relative or friend to stay with you. If there is no one available you can go to a healthcare facility
    such as a campus health center, hospital or urgent care center.
  • Avoid alcohol and other non-prescribed drugs.

Off Campus

  • Call a suicide hotline (in Ottawa County, call toll free (866) 512-HELP (4357); in Kent County, call
    (616) 336-3535; and nationwide, call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).

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Page last modified October 16, 2014