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Sinclair Cares: Suicide Prevention

Sinclair is dedicated to assisting students on both a personal and academic level. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students, and Sinclair wants to help any student who is feeling depressed, alone, withdrawn or helpless. If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, this website will connect you with information and resources to begin feeling better. Sinclair Cares!

Risk Factors

  • Family History of Suicide/Depression
  • History of Previous Suicide Attempts
  • History of Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Feeling hopeless or helpless
  • Lack of social support
  • Impulsive or aggressive behaviors
  • Easy access to lethal means
  • A recent loss (relationship, death, etc)
  • History of abuse
  • Diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illness, anxiety mood disorders, schizophrenia, and some personality disorders

Hope Link

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Sinclair’s Hope Link app provides guidance for supporting a friend in need, suicide prevention, or coping with mental health challenges. With the “My Support Network” function, users can create a customized collection of just those contacts they especially want to quickly access and reach out by phone or text during difficult times.

Hope Link also provides easy and centralized access to potentially life-saving resources and services offered on campus and in the community, including crisis hotlines. The Hope Link app is designed for students, parents, friends of students, faculty and staff. The Hope Link app better prepares people to help a friend, loved one or themselves.

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