Suicide is reported as the second leading cause of death among college students, but it is preventable. The majority of college students who experience suicidal ideation also experience some form of mental health concern or distress, most commonly depression. The most effective way to prevent suicide is to identify the warning signs, intervene as appropriate, and refer to campus resources.

As a fellow Terp you have the power to make a difference. To start your journey in learning more about helping a friend in distress watch the video above to learn more about signs of distress and how to refer to resources at the University of Maryland campus.

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