Suicide Prevention

Suicide is doing a number on college students.

1100 Students Die By Suicide Every Year


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Suicide Is

Everyone’s Business

The Power of Listening

You Can Be A Life Saver

76% Of College Students Turn To A Friend In Time Of Crisis

Shine A Light

Talking about suicide does not increase the likelihood that suicide will occur. Actually, using the word “suicide” opens up a more direct dialogue.   Suicide is often preventable.  Most suicidal people desperately want to live; they are just unable to see alternatives to their problems.  They also give definite signals of their suicidal intentions, but others are often unaware of the significance of these signals or unsure what to do about them.


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Read the Signs

Warning Signs

  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Dramatic changes in eating/sleeping
  • Decline in academic performance
  • Frequent talk or writing about death/despair
  • Mood swings
  • Dramatic Changes in personality/appearance
  • Verbal references to suicide
  • Giving away treasured possessions
  • Increased use of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Saying goodbye to friends and family

So Much To Consider


  • Family Alienation
  • Social Isolation
  • Substance Abuse
  • Access To A Gun
  • Academic Troubles
  • Recent Breakup


  • Family and Social Connectedness
  • Religious Faith
  • A Beloved Pet
  • Self Esteem
  • History Of Coping Skills
  • Getting Therapy

Free Personal Counseling With Professional Providers

The Student Health & Wellness Center:


The efforts to combat the Coronavirus have all of us making major adjustments to the way we learn and live.  It is a given that coping with the stress of fast and sweeping changes brings emotional upheaval and considerable anxiety. We are aware that the stresses of distance learning can be quite intense, in addition to other pressures students are facing.

This is just a reminder that although our campuses will be closed until further notice. College Of The Canyons Student Health & Wellness Center will continue to provide 6 free sessions a semester of Personal Counseling via 50 minute Zoom or phone appointments for currently enrolled students.

To schedule an appointment for yourself, please email the Student Health & Wellness Center at StudentHealthCenter@Canyons.eduWe will get back to you within 24-48 hours. 

If this is a crisis and you need immediate assistance, remember, you can call 911, utilize the Suicide Lifeline at 800-273-Talk (8255) or access the Crisis Text Line at 741741 and type in “Courage”.  

Please know that additional resources are available the on the Student Health and Wellness Center website and our local Be The Difference SCV Websites:

Keeping The Promise To Be There




Phone & Text Lines

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Student Health & Wellness Center

Counseling Appointments?


Immediate Crisis?

Please Call 911!

Local Resources

  • Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Behavioral Health Unit (661)253-8989
  • Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Center (661)288-4800
  • Olive View Community Mental Health Urgent Care Center (818)485-0888