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Archive for February 20th, 2018

Suicide Prevention Resources

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death overall in the U.S., and the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15 and 34. The American Bar Association states that because lawyers experience substance abuse and depression at a higher rate than the general population, they may be at a higher risk of suicide. Recent news stories of law student suicides have highlighted the fact that the problem occurs at law schools as well.

The VikesCare: Suicide Prevention resources at the CSU Counseling Center can help you or someone you know prevent suicide. The resources include on-campus in-person help, mobile apps, text help lines, phone and online resources, and local area assistance. You can also find information on how to respond if someone may be thinking of suicide or engaging in self-harm such as cutting. Suicide prevention help is available right here on campus and through easy-to-use apps, text lines, and online resources.