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

Fall 2020 Upcoming Training Sessions 

Faculty and Staff: 

September 22, 9am-11am – September 22 Registration Link 
November 2, 3pm-5pm – November 2 Registration Link

Students: 

September 24, 9am-11am – September 24 Registration Link
November 17, 1pm-3pm – November 17 Registration Link

 

24/7 In-Crisis Lifelines

 

ProtoCall Services

 

Self-Care Resources

In Crisis?

Emergency Contacts

Online Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line

    Text HOME to 741-741

CrisisLink

    703-527-4077

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

    800-273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line

    800-273-8255, Press 1

Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line

    703-380-1434

TrevorLifeline

    866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline

    877-565-8860

Mason Police

    703-993-2810