When someone you’re close to is struggling, as their friend, you’re often the first to notice and also uniquely positioned to reach out and offer support. Created in partnership with JED, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Ad Council, Seize the Awkward provides warning signs that a friend is struggling, conversation starters, tips for support, and resources to get help.
If you’re having thoughts of suicide or any type of self-harm, help is just a phone call away. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK to speak with a trained professional and get connected to a mental health provider in your area. It’s available 24 hours a day nationwide. You can also dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Another local resource is the Marshall University Counseling Center. The Counseling Services staff is made up of licensed psychologists, counselors, and other mental health professionals trained to provide all of your counseling needs. In the event of an emergency, a Counseling Services staff member is available 24 hours a day seven days a week and can be reached by calling (304) 696-3111 or the Campus Police Department on (304) 696-HELP.
Finally, Dr. Veitia is a good resource and her contact numbers are listed on the MUSOM webpage:
Counseling Center Location:
Office of Student Affairs
Huntington, West Virginia
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