Suicide Intervention

Suicide Intervention Program

The Suicide Intervention Program is designed to reduce the risk of self-harming behaviors by reaching out and connecting to students when incidents of concern are reported the University. Health and Wellness connects students to mental health services on and off campus, while working with each individual to alleviate stressors creating a barrier to academic success, including finances, academics, and living arrangements. To report a concern or to speak with our Suicide Intervention Coordinator, email or call 206.543.7454. Our goal is to promote and foster a healthier environment for all students.Please note this program is not designed to intervene in an emergency. If you, or someone you know is in an urgent situation and needs an immediate response from the University please contact Safe Campus (685-Safe) or 911 for emergent situations and an immediate response.

Possible Warning Signs For Suicide

Some behaviors may indicate that a person is at immediate risk for suicide. The following three should prompt you to immediately call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or a mental health professional, or 911. Health & Wellness is available for response and follow up after the immediate emergency has been addressed.

  • Talking explicitly about wanting to die or to kill oneself
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or obtaining a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live

Other behaviors may also indicate a serious risk—especially if the behavior is new; has increased; and/or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. Health & Wellness is available to consult and reach out to students in need of support when these risk factors are present.

  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

For more information about our program please contact:

Health & Wellness, Suicide Intervention Program


Additional Information and Resources for Suicide Prevention at UW:

Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention
UW Counseling Center
Hall Health Mental Health 

 Additional Off-Campus Resources

Off Campus resources for students, friends and family with questions or concerns: