Department of Public Safety
University of Wisconsin-Superior
606 Belknap Street
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
7:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Campus Safety Office
According to the American Federation for the Prevention of Suicide (AFPS), suicide is the third-leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 15 and 24, and is the second-leading cause of death - behind only traffic accidents - among college students. In 1998, suicide killed more young adults than AIDS, cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, birth defects, stroke, influenza and chronic lung disease combined.
Any talk of suicide by a friend, roommate, or loved one should be taken seriously and help should be sought immediately.
If you notice any of the above warning signs in a friend, roommate, or loved one, there are ways that you can be of help. For example, be honest with them and express you concerns, ask them directly about thoughts of suicide, listen to them and provide emotional support, understanding and patience.
There are also a number of resources listed below that are available for individuals who are depressed and/or having thoughts of suicide.
University of Wisconsin-Superior is an equal opportunity educator and employer