Texas Tech University

Suicide Prevention

The Importance of Being Aware

1 in 3 TTU students tested positive for a significant risk of suicidal behavior during a suicidal screening (TTU RISE, ACHA Report, 2022).

Warning Signs
  • Talking about suicide (e.g., "I wish I were dead.")
  • Risky or self-destructive behavior (e.g., using drugs or driving recklessly)
  • Giving away belongings 
  • Acquiring the means (e.g., buying a gun or stockpiling pills)
Tips for Reaching Out
  • Ask the question directly: Are you thinking about killing yourself?
  • Actively listen.
  • If they're in immediate harm, call 911 or the TTU Crisis Helpline at 806.742.5555.
  • If you see something, say something.

Are you worried about yourself or a friend? File a report at Raider's Report to ensure the student gets appropriate resources.

View TTU's Mental Health Services

texas tech resources
Texas Tech Crisis Helpline (806) 742-5555 The Texas Tech Crisis HelpLine provides 24/7/365 assistance for students experiencing suicidal thoughts, mental health crises, sexual assault, and interpersonal violence. Crisis counselors are familiar with TTU and Lubbock community resources and will be able to direct the caller to appropriate resources.
Student Counseling Center Licensed mental health care providers offer individual, couple, and group counseling, or students can independently care for themselves at the MindSpa.
Family Therapy Clinic Provides affordable therapy to individuals, couples, and families. Offers caring and confidential therapeutic services to address a wide range of issues.
community/national resources
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Text or call 988 for individuals who are thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support. The lifeline is free, confidential, and is available 24/7/365.
Crisis Text Line Text HELLO to 741741 to connect with a volunteer crisis counselor. Help is available 24/7/365.
Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860 Hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people to respond to whatever support needs arise.
The Trevor Project Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people.
Oceans Behavioral Hospital Lubbock Oceans Healthcare helps individuals experiencing depression; anxiety; schizophrenia; behavioral changes related to Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, medication management or substance abuse; and other mental health issues. Their treatment plans are unique to each individual, but common program features include
program oversight by Board-certified or Board-eligible psychiatrists
daily monitoring by clinical staff, mental health education, medication education and management, diagnosis and symptom education, daily monitoring with medical physician oversight, and more.