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Depression & Suicide Prevention

We encourage you to visit or contact the CBU Counseling Center for personal counseling, consultation, or for referrals to an off-campus mental health professional or to a mental health facility. The Center also has information on recommended readings, local support groups, web resources, etc.

The Counseling Center is located in the Thomas Center, Lower Level.
Phone: (901) 321-3527.

Crisis Phone Numbers (24-hour free assessment/assistance) include:

CBU Campus Police & Safety (901) 321-3550
Crisis Center (database of 3,000 referrals) (901) 274-7477
Lakeside Needs Assessment & Referral Center (901) 377-4733
Suicide and Crisis Intervention (901) 274-7477
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
Mobile Crisis Unit (135 N. Pauline or will make on-site call)  (901) 577-9400


Web Resources:

http://www.Ulifeline.org 

The JED Foundation links you to a library of mental health information including depression, suicide, drug database, etc.

http://www.nimh.nih.gov
National Institute of Mental Health - This site offers sound information on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of all mental health problems.

http://www.counselingcenter.uiuc.edu 

Scroll down to "Self-Help Brochures."
Note: Printed copies of most of these brochures are available, free of charge, in the CBU Counseling Center

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The lifeline provides emergency suicide prevention counseling from mental health professional in the closest available crisis center.

http://www.nmha.org 

This site offers information specifically for college students, with fact sheets on adjustment to life changes, anxiety disorders and depression, eating disorders and depression, alcohol/drug abuse and depression, and suicide and depression.

http://www.healthline.com/channel/depression.html 

A resource for depression-related questions.

Disclaimer: Please note that the CBU Counseling Center does not claim that the information in these resources is exhaustive of information available nor does it specifically endorse any service, support group, information, references, etc. provided at these web sites. Self-help resources can accompany work you might be doing in therapy or a support group, but self-treatment as a sole course of treatment may not be recommended. If you need expert assistance, please seek the services of a competent mental health professional. If deemed appropriate, referrals can be made through the Counseling Center.

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