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A Guide to Suicide Prevention

Sadly, suicide is the second leading cause of death, after accidents, among college students.

We are fortunate here at Dartmouth to have a student body, staff, faculty, and administrators who are very aware of students who are struggling and effective at getting students the help they need.

This guide is intended to be used to review risk factors for suicide, how to approach students, as well as the resources that are available on campus. A guide can only identify a limited number of important items.

Please call Counseling at 603-646-9442, if you want to talk directly with a counselor about this guide or about concerns for yourself or a friend. A Counselor-on-Call is available for emergencies 24 hours every day. Information about Counseling is also available through Blitzmail Bulletins or our Home Page at where you will find other educational material listed as well.

Phone numbers

  • Counselor-On-Call 646-9442 (fall, winter and spring terms - 8am-4:30pm; summer terms and breaks - 8am-4pm) or 646-4000 after hours (Safety & Security).
  • Dean-On-Call 646-2243 or 646-4000 after hours
  • Safety & Security 646-4000

Other Resources

  • Tucker Foundation 646-3359
  • Aquinas House 643-2154
  • Headrest 448-4543
  • WISE 448-5525
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 650-5000

Last Updated: 7/31/09