HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Suicide Intervention Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What We Do

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.

Why Make a Referral?

  • Student who may not currently be connected to mental health services needs assessment for active suicidality, including making plans or attempts
  • Student needs support reintegrating back into their academics after a hospitalization or intensive treatment
  • Student is facing one more compounding or contributing stressors including finances, academics, and living arrangements
  • Students needs assistance connecting to therapy on campus or in the community, or reaffirming any mental health connections they may already have in place
  • Student needs a network of support between resources like Safe Campus, the Counseling Center and Hall Health Mental Health

When to Make a Referral

  • A student has posted, emailed, texted or made statements about ending their life or alluding to suicide or killing themselves.
  • You become aware that a student has a past history of suicide and you are concerned about recent behavior that indicates they may be considering suicide again.
  • Attempts to connect a student you are worried about  to therapy or mental health services like the Counseling Center or Hall Health Mental Health have not been successful or you are not able to confirm if a student is connected to a therapist or counselor.

Make an Appointment or Referral

Contact: hwsip@uw.edu or 206.543.7454

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 contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 for emergent situations and an immediate response.
Health & Wellness is available for response and follow-up after the immediate emergency has been addressed.