How Can I Help?

As a friend, you are in a unique position to prevent suicide. You may know your friend better than most people. You might be the first to notice any changes in your friend's behavior that could indicate that he or she is struggling with mental health concerns or thinking about suicide.

In this section, you will find suggestions about things to watch for, what to say, and where to get help in a situation where you are worried about the safety of your friend.

Crisis Intervention Careline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Call toll-free statewide at
877-266-4357 or 800-273-8255
38 Percent of UAA students have experienced depression. Help is available and effective. Click here for an online screening.