HISTORIC TRIANGLE — For a subject that affects nearly every segment of society around the world, suicide is still a difficult subject for many people to broach. To help remove the stigma and raise awareness, the National Alliance on Mental Illness made September, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In 2019, 47,511 Americans died by suicide and there were an estimated 1.38 million suicide attempts.
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio 888-628-9454
- Lifeline Options For Deaf + Hard of Hearing
- For Teletype Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.
- College of William & Mary Counseling Center
- Counseling Center, (757) 221-3620
- Student Health Center, (757) 221-4386
- Campus Police, (757) 221-4596
- Dean of Students Office, (757) 221-2510
- Resources for Veterans
- Veterans Crisis Line
- Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1