Thank you for visiting our Tide Against Suicide Page. We are so glad you are here.

Tide Against Suicide is a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention at the University of Alabama. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among U.S. college students. Tide Against Suicide aspires to zero instances of suicide at UA. We imagine a non-judgmental place where suicide is talked about openly, and a community that rallies behind each other wherever they are on their journey. It is our hope that the discussions, training, tools, and resources provided by this initiative will not only equip people with the confidence to help someone in distress, but to to give hope to those who are struggling.

Questions? Contact Sarah Tarnakow, setarnakow@ua.edu, or Dr. Greg Vander Wal, gsvanderwal@ua.edu.

If you would like to support our efforts, please visit The University of Alabama’s gift page and search for “Counseling Center Outreach Gift Fund.”

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Initiative

Learn more about Tide Against Suicide, a campus-wide initiative.
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Identification

Recognize the warning signs of suicide.
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Need Help Now?

Contact us by calling 205-348-3863 or visiting us. Click to learn more.
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Prevention Training

Explore opportunities for suicide prevention training on campus.
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Involvement

Discover ways to connect with the Tide Against Suicide Initiative!
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Resources

Find emergency phone numbers and websites relevant to suicide prevention.