Some situations require immediate action. A person is in imminent suicide risk if she or he
- tells you they plan to end their life
- cannot guarantee their own safety
- is at risk and under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- tells you they have recently taken an overdose or made some other suicide gesture
During regular office hours, call Counseling Services to consult on next steps at (573) 875-7423 or the Student Affairs Department at (573) 875-7400. Outside normal business hours, students can call the local crisis hotline at 1-800-395-2132. If the concern is regarding a residential student, please inform residential life staff immediately.
The Office of Counseling Services is able to provide brief crisis counseling as well as referrals to outside providers. Call (573) 875-7423. Outside normal business hours, faculty and staff can call the local crisis hotline at 1-800-395-2132.
Call Campus Safety at (573) 875-7315. You can also call the Columbia Police Department at (573) 874-7652 or dial 911 for assistance.
Take the person directly to the emergency room at University Hospital.