Suicide Prevention and Awareness

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Learn more and get involved.

There Is Always Hope.

We're Here to Help.

If you are thinking about suicide, there is immediate help available. To speak with a crisis counselor 24/7/365, call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988. In case of an emergency, please call Dallas College Police at 972-860-4290 from any phone, or dial 911 on a campus phone. If you are off campus and have an emergency, dial 911.


Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death among college students. Suicide touches all age groups, but it is especially common among young adolescents and young adults.

That’s why Dallas College is here to provide resources and support, and to let you know you are not alone. Our suicide prevention efforts include:

  • Increasing connections and support networks to minimize risk factors
  • Increasing awareness of college resources
  • Providing education and training — including AS+K Suicide Gatekeeper Training and Mental Health First Aid Training — to educate students, faculty and staff on:
    • How to recognize when a person is showing signs they are thinking about suicide or making a suicide plan
    • How to intervene (get involved) safely
    • How to connect the person to care

    View Suicide Prevention Trainings and other Workshops

  • Decreasing stigma around suicide and obtaining mental health care through our connections to and with the Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative and MetroCare Services


There is always hope, and we are here for you.



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