Suicide

As members of the Brock community, we can make a real difference by discussing, addressing and learning more about suicide.

Individuals are at a higher risk of suicide if they

  • Have a serious untreated mental illness.
  • Abuse alcohol or drugs.
  • Have experienced a major loss or life change.
  • Have a major relationship issue.
  • Have made a previous suicide attempt.

Signs and symptoms of suicide

  • Repeated expressions of hopelessness, helplessness or desperation.
  • Behaviour that is out of character – withdrawn, dramatic mood changes.
  • Increased anger and irritability.
  • Preparations for death, such as discussing making a will or giving away prized possessions.
  • Making remarks related to death, dying or suicide.
  • Sudden changes in school attendance or school grades.

If you’re feeling suicidal, get immediate help

Call a crisis support line.
Access help from Personal Counselling or Student Health Services.
Contact your family doctor. She/he can refer you to services in the community,
including counselling and hospital services.

If you are concerned about your own or another person’s safety,
call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.