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Suicide is the act of taking one’s own life. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, taking the lives of approximately 47,000 Americans each year.

Suicidal behavior refers to talking about or taking actions related to ending one’s own life. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors should be considered a psychiatric emergency.

If you or someone you know is exhibiting either, you should seek immediate assistance from a healthcare provider.


Help Options

If there is an emergency, CALL 911

  • A non-emergency concern: call GJPD Dispatch at 970.242.6707 or CMU Campus Safety at 970.248.1366
  • Report it - Report any concerns about suicide to CMU wellness staff. We want to match students with resources. Let us know how to help you or a friend.

Other resources

Mavs A.S.K.

Mavs A.S.K.

Our suicide intervention protocol is designed to follow national best practices. This protocol has been developed by a team comprised of students, scholars and practitioners within the university.

This protocol screen is used as the minimum standard to complete a risk assessment by a licensed provider. All students who are at risk for suicide will have wraparound support as outlined in a Wellness Plan to assure their safety on campus.

MAVS A.S.K Suicide Intervention Protocol