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WMU's Suicide Prevention Program does not provide counseling services. If you are thinking about suicide or hurting yourself, or if someone you know is seriously thinking about suicide, please seek help. Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., call Sindecuse Counseling Services at (269) 387-1850. After hours, call (800) 273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention lifeline -  available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and answered locally.

In case of emergency, call 911!


To make a donation to support suicide prevention at WMU, please visit the Giving page.

Online training course for faculty and staff

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students in the United States. Western Michigan University is committed to providing information and training to prevent suicide. WMU's Suicide Prevention Program offers many opportunities for you to gain awareness about the prevalence and impact of suicide, and learn how you may be able to prevent suicide.

Registration for workshops is temporarily closed.

This website is part of WMU's Campuswide Suicide Prevention Program in collaboration with the community. WMU is a grantee of the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

For more information about suicide prevention at Western Michigan University, please email