The Suicide and Violence Prevention staff are devoted to creating a safety net at NSU, helping to prevent suicide and violence. The most effective ways to prevent suicide and violence are to know the warning signs, take them seriously, and help the individual access the appropriate resources. The only real risk is in doing nothing.
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT SOMEONE OR NEED CONSULTATION?
*WHAT TO DO*
If you or someone you know is suffering and you want to know how to help, call a Suicide Prevention hotline for 24/7 assistance:
- 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
- 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
If you are concerned about an NSU student, call the Henderson Student Counseling 24/7 hotline:
- (954) 424-6911
If you are concerned about an NSU employee, call the MHNet hotline:
- TTY: 1-800-338-2039
It Takes a University to Create a Living Safety Net! How to get involved
The Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention has been awarded a Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Award by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). The three-year grant is an annual award of $100,000 which will be matched by the University each year. The grant will allow the Suicide and Violence Prevention (SVP) team to create a human safety net that extends to the entire NSU community, providing training that explains the prevalence of student suicides, details the warning signs, and demonstrates how to help students considering suicide to access crisis and longer-term mental-health resources. This means reaching not only the 8,500 on-campus students at NSU, but also the 6,000 graduate and undergraduate students who attend one of the six Florida Student Educational Centers (SECs) and the 10,000 who study online within Florida and from other states. For more information, visit: http://www.nova.edu/cwis/pubaffairs/news/oct-dec2009/suicide_prevention_grant.html
This website was developed [in part] under a grant number SM-09-001 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.