Top Concerns

Suicide - Take 5

Suicide is a leading cause of death among college students and it is preventable. There are many things that you can do to reduce the risk of suicide. There are many USF and National resources to help students feel better now. Check out these resources on mental health, and how you can get help or support your friends. If you you or someone you know is experiencing a life threatening emergency, call: 9-1-1 or University Police 813-974-2628 If you

Learn the Signs

According to Take 5 to Save Lives, individuals experiencing an emotional crisis usually exhibit one or more of the warning signs of suicide. Learn the signs so that you are ready to take action. You could save someone's life.

Do Your Part

There are many ways you can help prevent suicide. Check out the links to learn about emergency services, attend a suicide prevention training, check out Student Orgs focused on mental health, and learn how to provide some emotional support for your friends. If your friend seems to need additional outreach and support, do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Outreach and Support at (813) 974-6130. If there is an imminent threat, please co

Practice Self-Care

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Reach Out

It can be hard to reach out for help. There are many resources at USF that can help you feel better now, including confidential counseling, Let’s Talk, and online resources like TAO. The most important thing is to get help now, so you can start feeling better.

Spread the Word

Want to help prevent suicide? Check out all of our #Take5 Posts, and Tag/share with a friend to let them complete the Take 5 Steps as well. SIGN UP NOW for Campus Connect, a suicide prevention training! It is free and will help you know how to help others!