Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

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The mission of the University Counseling Center (UCC) is to provide high quality services and programs that foster the academic and personal development, as well as the psychological well-being, of Pitt’s diverse student body. We have gathered the following suicide prevention resources in an effort to help anyone struggling with suicidal thoughts get the help and support they need. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, there are many options for immediate support.


 

GET HELP NOW

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS EXPERIENCING AN IMMEDIATE LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY,
CALL THE PITT POLICE AT 412-624-2121 OR DIAL 911 IMMEDIATELY.

 
Get Help For Yourself

Mental Health Crisis
If you are experiencing a crisis that requires immediate attention you may speak with a counselor at any time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Any student requiring support for an urgent or crisis situation may call the UCC at 412-648-7930 at any time to speak directly with a clinician.
  • You may also call the Pitt Police at 412-624-2121.

Sexual Assault Crisis
If you have experienced a recent sexual assault or are feeling unsafe in your relationship, please know that you are not alone and sexual violence is not your fault. Support is here for you.

  • Any student requiring support for an urgent or crisis situation may call the UCC at 412-648-7930 at any time to speak directly with a clinician.
  • You may also call the Pitt Police at 412-624-2121.
  • To learn more about the Office of Sexual Harassment & Assault Response & Education (SHARE), click here.

Other Crisis Resources:

  • re:solve Crisis Network is the Allegheny County crisis agency staffed with professional mental health clinicians 24/7. Call them at 1-888-796-8226 or visit their facility at 333 North Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7. Call 1-800-273-8255. (TTY - Dial 800-799-4889; Voice/Caption Phone - Dial 800-273-8255)
  • The Crisis Text Line is a free and confidential text message service for people in crisis 24/7. Text HOME to 741741.

 

If you are not experiencing a crisis or emergency but are interested in services at the UCC, please click here to learn more about available services.

Get Help for Someone Else
If you believe someone has a plan to hurt or kill themselves and you fear they are in imminent danger, stay with that person and call Pitt Police at 412.624.2121 or 911 immediately. If you are not with them, keep the conversation going until you can connect them with help.
 
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Additional resources:

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ADDITIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS RESOURCES

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Text Line
Veterans Crisis Line The Trevor Project
SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education SuicideIsPreventable.org
Suicide Prevention Resource Center The JED Foundation
ULifeline American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Befrienders Worldwide Trans Lifeline
Seize the Awkward

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

University Counseling Center

The UCC offers a variety of clinical services to active and enrolled students throughout the calendar year. To learn more about the services we offer, please click here.
 
Off-Campus Outpatient Providers

ThrivingCampus is an online directory for Pitt students to access a list of off-campus, licensed mental health clinicians, whom provide outpatient services for students. The website includes various guides and resources that assist students through the process of securing off-campus care. Click here to access Pitt’s ThrivingCampus website.
 
Additional Resources

Please click here to view a comprehensive list of local mental health providers, made available by Allegheny County Department of Human Services: Where to Call Booklet

 


OUTREACH PLAN

In addition to providing counseling services for students, UCC provides outreach, education and suicide prevention trainings throughout the academic year. Programs are aimed at increasing awareness and improving suicide prevention skills. Programs are offered campus-wide and are available for staff, faculty, resident assistance and students. To learn more and request a training, please click here.
 
Within the first month of the spring and fall semesters, all students will receive an email from the Office of Student Affairs with information about suicide prevention and mental health support resources.

 


POSTINTERVENTION PLAN

In the event of a campus emergency, the University maintains a protocol for communicating with students, faculty and staff. In addition, counseling and support will be made available to all students affected by such an event. For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean.

 

 

 

Last revised 11/2019.