The 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.

When to Make a Referral?

  • Student expressing suicidal thoughts or plans but who may not be connected to mental health services
  • Student who may need support with their academics after a hospitalization or intensive treatment
  • Student is facing one more stressors including finances, academics, and living arrangements
  • Student in need assistance connecting to therapy on campus or in the community, or reaffirming any mental health connections they may already have in place
  • 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.

How to Make an Appointment or Referral

Contact: and provide information about the concerning behaviors you have witnessed or read.

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 Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 for emergent situations and an immediate response.

LiveWell is available for response and follow-up after the immediate emergency has been addressed.

Additional Resources


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Phone: 1-800-273-8255
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Half of Us

Mental health issues are a reality for millions of people across the country. Young people are especially at risk, with half of college students reporting that they have been stressed to a point where they couldn’t function during the past year. The impact of mental illness is so devastating that suicide is the third leading cause of death among all people ages 15-24. Through Half of Us, mtvU and The Jed Foundation aim to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.
Phone: Crisis Help: Text START to 741-741 or call (800) 273-TALK (8255)
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Online resource for college mental health. Information about alcohol and drugs, depression, suicidal behavior, anxiety disorders and more. Online Self-Evaluator available.
Phone: Text "START" to 741-741, or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Consultation, training, and resources to enhance suicide prevention efforts in states, Native settings, colleges and universities, health systems and other settings, and organizations that serve populations at risk for suicide.
Phone: 1 (800) 273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)
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Now Matters Now

Now Matters Now teaches Mindfulness, Mindfulness of Current Emotion, Opposite Action and Paced-breathing. These skills are part of Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT, proven to be helpful for people considering suicide. These tools are not considered a replacement for one-to-one counseling. You do not have to have suicidal thoughts or mental health problems to use these tools – they are useful for most people and many problems.
Phone: Crisis Text Line (all ages, 24/7, text MATTERS to 741741), Lifeline Crisis Chat (IM, also 1-800-273-TALK)
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Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Phone: Text HOME to 741741
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UW Hall Health Mental Health

UW Hall Health Mental Health offers high-quality, evidence-based mental health care to support UW Seattle’s diverse student body through two campus entities – the Counseling Center and Hall Health.
Phone: Counseling Center (206) 543-1240, or Hall Health Mental Health (206) 543-5030
Location: 4060 E Stevens Way NE
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UW Counseling Center

As a mental health service, UW Counseling Center is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by racial trauma. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness or guilt. We encourage you to contact our office if you (or someone you know) would like support with coping and healing.
Phone: (206) 543-1240
Location: UW Counseling Center, 401 Schmitz Hall
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Forefront Suicide Prevention is a Center of Excellence

At Forefront Suicide Prevention, we know that most suicides are preventable and that the time to act is now. A Center of Excellence at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, Forefront Suicide Prevention is focused on ending suicide by championing suicide prevention, leading systemic change, and advocating for the many family and community members affected. We are focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action, championing systemic change, and restoring hope.
Phone: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for help NOW: (800) 273-8255
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