Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people. These are only a few of the possible warning signs. If you have questions regarding other possible signs of suicide, please call the Counseling Center for assistance.

The Counseling Center will host a Suicide Prevention Walk on March 3 from 4-6 p.m. The walk will start on the Counseling Center’s lawn (3000 South Lawn Building) and will go to the Walk of Champions.

Know the Signs of Suicide (S.O.S):

  • Previous suicide attempts, especially ones that lead to a hospital visit
  • Currently talking or thinking about suicide
  • Feeling hopeless or seeing no other options
  • Abusing alcohol or drugs
  • Experiencing recent losses or relationship problems
  • Feeling trapped by one’s circumstances

If you know someone who needs help, ACT!

  • ACKNOWLEDGE the signs of suicide in a friend.
  • Let the friend know that you CARE.
  • TELL someone who can help.


Help is Available: Call the Counseling Center at 205-348-3863 during operating hours or UAPD at 205-348-5454 anytime after hours (ask to speak to the on-call counselor). You may also text BAMA to 741-741 to communicate with a trained volunteer at CrisisTextLine at any time.

Other Resources:

Prevention Training

Ask, Listen, Refer

Promoting the wellness of our students, friends, families, co-workers, and fellow citizens and helping prevent suicide is every person’s responsibility. To learn more about suicide prevention, take a FREE 30-minute online training course for the UA community called Ask, Listen, Refer.

Question, Persuade, Refer

There are three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Another longer and in-person program offering is Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). To sign up for FREE QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention for your department, team, or group please contact the Counseling Center at 348-3863. You can also request this training our online program request form or sign up for individual QPR training below.

QPR Trainings in the Ferguson Student Center
Note: You need to sign-up for the dates below by visiting the individual QPR training link.
  • 1/16/19 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room 3115
  • 1/29/19 from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Room 3115
  • 2/13/19 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., Room 3115
  • 2/26/19 from 9 – 10:30 a.m., Room 3115
  • 3/7/19 from 2 – 3:30 p.m., Room 3108
  • 3/19/19 from 10 – 11:30 a.m., Room 3115
  • 4/17/19 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., Room 3115