Suicide Prevention

If you are concerned about immediate self-harm or harm to others, please call 9-1-1. If you need help, please call a suicide hotline.

CF-elephant-in-the-classroomSuicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults (age 15-24) in the United States; this rate has tripled since the 1950s. 

Our college community has become increasingly aware of the amount of stress our students experience and the negative impact it has on their health and academic performance.

Attending college can be a difficult transition period. Students often report feeling lost, lonely, confused, anxious, inadequate, and stressed. These problems may lead to depression which, if left untreated, is the number one cause for suicide.

When someone is having suicidal thoughts, it is a very real sign that something needs attention. We want you to know the warning signs of someone who may be considering suicide so you can identify someone who may be in distress.

There are many common misconceptions about suicide. Knowing fact from myth could very well save the life of a friend or family member. Discover some of the most common myths about suicide.

Everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. With your help, we can spread awareness about suicide prevention and mental health, and save lives. 

CF offers free on-campus counseling services. Our caring staff is dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of CF students. All services are confidential.

17th Annual Break the Silence on Violence
Photo taken at the 17th Annual Break the Silence on Violence event held in Ocala on Oct 13, 2017. Program Director Tom Walsh (left) pictured with Guest Speaker Kevin Hines (center) and Dean of Student Services Dr. Henri Benlolo (right)

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