Suicide Attempt

If an individual informs you of suicidal thoughts or a suicide attempt--or of knowledge of the suicidal thoughts or a suicide attempt of another person--please offer the individual the following:

  1. Confirm that 911 has been contacted if the situation warrants doing so.
  2. Confirm that the on-call Residential Life & Housing person has been contacted at 406.459.0540.
  3. Stay at the scene and try to calm the suicidal person.
  4. Obtain as much information as possible: Name, location, time, method used (e.g. alcohol, other drugs, firearm, etc.), use of alcohol and/or other drugs, amount and type of drugs consumed, reason or suspected reason for the attempt.
  5. Take action as needed (e.g. securing the scene, gathering witness statements, accompanying student to hospital).