Emergency and Suicide Concerns
- This information sheet summarizes the data available on suicidal thoughts, attempts, and deaths, and describes risk and protective factors that are common among college and university students
- Connect2Hope. Learn more about training and events offered through our suicide prevention grant.
Please join us on April 7th, 2015 for a special Charleston Premiere screening of the documentary “Broken Heart Land”, which explores the responses of a young gay teen’s suicide in Oklahoma because he was unable to disclose to his family and community his HIV positive status.
Crisis / Emergency Information for Yourself
- If you are having any thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room immediately.
- For CofC students the nearest ER is Medical University South Carolina 171 Ashley Ave off Calhoun St.
Emergency Phone Numbers
- CASAS Business Hours (M-F, 8:30am to 5:00pm) 843.953.5640
- CASAS After Hours: Contact Public Safety
- Emergency: 843.953.5611 (ask for on-call counselor)
- Non-emergency: 843.953.5609
- Hotline (local): 843-744-4357 or 211
- Suicide Prevention Hotline (national): 1.800.273.8255
- Mobile Crisis: 843.414.2350
- Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy: 843.724.1212
If you need someone to talk to
After an Attempt
- After an Attempt...for Yourself. A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department. This brochure was created to help you as you begin to work through the challenges that led you to attempt to take your life. It offers information about moving ahead and provides resources for more information.
- After an Attempt...for Family Members. A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department.
Concerned about a Student?
If you have concerned about the safety of a College of Charleston student who may be at risk for suicide, harm to others, substance use, depression, or other significant mental health concerns:
- Please complete the Report a Concern Form
- Contact the Dean of Students, Dr. Jeri Cabot at 843.953.5522
- Contact the CASAS Director, Dr. Frank Budd at 843.953.5640
- If there is/may be a weapon involved, contact Public Safety at 843.953.5611
- ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding mental health and suicide prevention. ULifeline is available where college students seek information the most - at their fingertips on the Internet.
- ULifeline is a program of The Jed Foundation, the nation’s leading organization working to prevent suicide and improve the mental health of college students, and is overseen by an expert board of mental health professionals. The Jed Foundation provides ULifeline to all colleges and universities free of charge, regardless of the size or type of institution. Currently, more than 1200 colleges and universities participate in the ULifeline Network.
- Since its inception, ULifeline and The Jed Foundation have reached millions of parents, students, administrators and those who have suffered in silence. We will continue to be vigilant in improving ULifeline and its ability to educate, raise awareness, and reduce the stigma associated with mental health seeking on college campuses.