Through a three-year grant from the US Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), we are enhancing our mental wellness support. SJUOK? was developed by students for students.
SJUOK? will help you:
- Increase awareness of suicide and its signs and symptoms
- Educate students on help-seeking behaviors
- Establish a core of student “gatekeepers” through the Campus Connect program
- Expand access to mental health treatment and resources
- Understand both the positive and negative emotions are normal and the first step in self-care techniques
If your friend mentions suicide of self-harm, take them seriously:
Immediately call Public Safety or 911 if:
- Someone is threatening to hurt or kill themselves
- Someone is looking for ways to hurt or kill themselves (seeking access to pills, weapons, or other means)
- Someone is talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide
For SJUOK? events happening on campus, please click here.
Campus Connect Training
Want to make a difference in the lives of your friends and yourself? Attend a Campus Connect session.
Learn the signs of suicide and what you can do to help those at risk and at the same time learn how to help yourself.
Things to Know About Suicide
- 1 in 10 students may have suicidal thoughts in any given year. These thoughts are a sign that the person needs attention.
- Most suicidal people don’t want to die —they just want their pain to end.
- Most people who are suicidal are depressed, and depression can be treated.
If you or someone you know exhibits these signs, it’s important to get help.
Recognize the Warning Signs
Here are some symptoms of someone who may be struggling:
- Constant feelings of sadness or hopelessness
- Loss of appetite or major change in weight
- Lack of coping skills or intense reactions to certain situations
- Giving away belongings
- Written or verbal statements of self-harm or violence
- Depression: excluding themselves from social activities