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Hope & Help: new suicide prevention app

Update | Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Our Counseling Services department has announced that a new and essential app is now available for students, staff, and faculty. The Columbus State Hope & Help app provides an additional way to reach students and others who may be considering suicide, provide suicide prevention education for everyone, and link to community resources.

Statistics show that suicide is a leading cause of death for college students, with 1 in 10 contemplating it. Especially during this time of uncertainty and social isolation, some students will feel distressed or know others who are. According to research, 67% of those contemplating suicide tell a friend about their intentions first, so knowing how to help can be lifesaving. 

You can find the Columbus State Hope & Help app on both the Apple Store and Google Play by searching “Columbus State Hope & Help.”

You will begin to see posts for the app on Columbus State's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. As we all comply with the state's Stay-At-Home order, sharing and reposting on your social media accounts is greatly appreciated in our efforts to make more students aware of the Hope & Help app.

The original app was developed by Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, which granted approval for Columbus State to customize and share with our community. 

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