Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number 1-800-273-TALK

Big Bend Community College is committed to reducing the stigma of mental health issues and is dedicated to bringing awareness to this important mental health topic.

The stigma associated with mental illness can have a devastating impact on individuals and their families. Big Bend President Dr. Sara Thompson Tweedy offers this video message about a recent tragedy on campus and the many resources available.

How to make a difference

  • Promote the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (handout wallet cards with information and post magnets with the phone number in easily recognized places)
  • Take a Mental Health First Aid course training
  • Learn more about suicide signs/symptoms

Social Media’s role in suicide prevention

Social awareness can be spread around the world in seconds with all the forms of social media we have today. However, we must be good stewards of how we spread information. Here’s a list of things to do and not to do when discussing suicide. Our words have power — use them for good.

Resources for Big Bend students and employees

Warning signs for suicide awareness
Shine a light on Suicide prevention
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