Some of the identified risk factors for suicide in college students include behavioral health conditions, especially depression, along with hopelessness and stress. Some students struggle with the transition to the college environment, and can experience academic or social pressures, feelings of failure or alienation, and lack of adequate coping skills needed to be successful in college.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has created the College and University webpages. These pages are designed for campus professionals – administrators, counseling and health center staff, and others- interested in moving campus suicide prevention work forward. You will find tips on getting started, access to helpful data, resources and research regarding suicide prevention at colleges and universities.
Programs for college campuses:
For college campus toolkits, click here.