Suicide Prevention

Emergency Contacts

 

Online Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line

 
  • Text HOME to 741741
 

CrisisLink

 
  • 703-527-4077
 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 
  • 988
  • 800-273-8255
 

Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line

 
  • 703-380-1434
 

The Steve Fund (for students of color)

 
  • Text STEVE to 741741
 

Trans Lifeline (for the trans community)

 
  • 877-565-8860
 

The Trevor Project's TrevorLifeline (for LGBTQ+ students)

 
  • 866-488-7386
 

Veterans Crisis Line (for Veterans)

 
  • 800-273-8255, Press 1
 

Mason Police

 
  • 703-993-2810
 

NOTE: Accessing the following links may direct you away from this website. As Mason does not support these particular websites, we cannot guarantee the accessibility of their web content.

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

Upcoming Training Sessions –TBA

 

24/7 In-Crisis Lifelines

 

ProtoCall Services

 

Self-Care Resources