September is the time that community agencies, colleges and universities, and hotlines provide a concerted effort to increase awareness about suicide and suicide prevention (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/promote-national-suicide-prevention-month).
The LLCC Office of Student Success encourages you to learn more about suicide and suicide prevention by participating in events in September (such as walks or runs to raise awareness), sharing information with your students or having someone come to your class to discuss suicide and suicide prevention.
We offer short-term, crisis intervention and confidential counseling services to currently enrolled students, free of charge. If you have a student in immediate crisis, please call our Counselor Line at 786-9660 (for faculty and staff use only) during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If it is after 5 p.m. or the weekend, please call the LLCC Police Department at 786-2222. Please note the Counselor Line is for immediate crisis only and not for issues related to classroom management or behavior; if that is the concern, please contact Leslie Johnson, AVP of Student Success.
Thank you for all that you do for LLCC students!
September 2019 Suicide Awareness Month information: