Here is some information regarding how thoughts of suicide and those who know someone who has attempted or died by suicide affects all of us, especially students.
General student body: ~24% of students have some degree of suicidal ideation UM Student Mental Health Survey
CAPS Clients: ~35% of clients coming to CAPS have some degree of suicidal ideation CAPS 2011-12 Annual Report
25% of students nationally know someone who has died by suicide
40% of students nationwide know someone who has attempted suicide
These figures indicate that the amount of distress, the amount of suicidal ideation, the amount of struggling, is high.
Given this information, we want you to know about the resources and help that is available to you or someone you know who has thoughts of suicide.
Getting help right away
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide, there is help for you. Do not hesitate to call. Please reach out for help.
Call (734) 996-4747 (U-M Psychiatric Emergency Services)
If you are not in immediate danger, but need someone to talk with right now, please call one of the following 24/7, 365 days/year, resources:
Other information and online resources available to you 24/7
CAPS Messages of Hope Project-the messages are now being shared on a tile for a permanent message of hope and will be displayed on the outside wall of the CAPS office in the near future
MiTalk Suicide Prevention information-online information
Campusmindworks-information for student mental health support
Coping with the Loss of a Friend to Suicide This is one student's story about coming to terms with the loss of their friend
All of these options and resources are available with just a phone call or a mouse-click away. Together, we can change our own story or the story of someone we care about.