Suicide Prevention

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Counseling and Psychological Services has created this page to provide resources, crisis support services, and training opportunities for suicide prevention for the Mason community.

Safety Plan

Download a copy of our Safety Plan (Word) to complete a personalized safety plan which includes emergency/crisis contact information. A safety plan can be a helpful tool to use when one is experiencing heightened levels of stress/distress.

Helping a Friend in Crisis

Read our write up on how to help a friend in crisis, including the DOs and DONTs when responding to a friend in distress or who is having suicidal thoughts. To access the write-up, please visit: Helping A Friend in Crisis

Suicide Prevention Resources

Mason CARES – Suicide Prevention Training

Provided virtually by CAPS, Mason CARES is a 2-hour gatekeeping program designed to train faculty, staff, and students in how to respond to individuals who may be experiencing distress and suicidal thoughts and guide them in seeking appropriate assistance from Counseling and Psychological Services. Mason CARES talks about suicide to educate the Mason Community on how to:

  • recognize and respond to those in crisis
  • increase awareness and knowledge of available resources in regards to suicide prevention, mental health, and wellness
  • help change the perceptions most people have concerning mental health by circulating positive images of mental illness and promoting help-seeking behaviors

Spring 2021 Upcoming Training Sessions 

Faculty and Staff: 

Thursday, January 21: 9 am-11 am – January 21 Registration Link
Tueaday, March 23: 9 am – 11 am – March 23 Registration Link

Students: 

Thursday, January 28: 1 pm – 3 pm – January 28 Registration Link
Wednesday, March 31: 9 am – 11 am – March 31 Registration Link

24/7 In-Crisis Lifelines

 

ProtoCall Services

 

Self-Care Resources