Stand Up to Depression
Also, know the signs for suicide risk:changes in mood, personality, or how one acts; isolating; talking or hinting about death; talking about being a burden or feeling trapped; increased substance use. If someone you know is showing these signs, take action. You could save a life!
- Call 9-1-1 if someone is threatening or attempting suicide
- Text START to 741-741 for support, or if someone is thinking about suicide
- Call 1-800-273-TALK for help
Depression can impact anyone, so it is important to take the time to listen to others. If you feel you have depression or think that you have depression, you can reach out to campus resources or people in your life to receive support. If you think someone you know has depression, take the time to listen, offer support, and tell them about resources. The videos below demonstrate how important it is to take the time to listen to others and seek support.
Talking to a friend about depression can be challenging. Use the resource below, which gives you a scenario, questions, warning signs, action steps, and additional resources to help you feel more comfortable when helping your friend.
Here are some other resources to help you be an Active Bystander:
Recognizing & Responding to Suicidal Peer (Group Trainings)
UWEC Counseling Services (Campus Website)
Other Useful Websites