Dear Warriors and Community Members,
The WSU Suicide Prevention Initiative is standing with the Black Lives Matter Movement. Systematic racism plays an unfortunately large role in the lives of every black citizen in the United States. Black college students are more likely to have hidden mental health complications due to the wide variety of racism and discrimination aimed against them in universities across the country. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, generations of segregation, and red lining have prevented many black students from being able to access and afford school resources from their homes. Discriminatory racial profiling by incompetent policing has led to unjust and evil acts committed by the same civil servants who are supposed to protect and serve the citizens of this country. If you are unfamiliar as to why there is so much outrage in the streets outside, please educate yourself about Black History to gain a better understanding of the current situation.
-The WSU Suicide Prevention Initiative Team
WSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available for counseling services during campus closures due to COVID-19. Please visit the WSU CAPS website or call 313 577-3398 for details. As a reminder, a student experiencing a crisis outside of regular hours can call 313-577-9982.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741741
Who are we?
Wayne State University was awarded a three-year, Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant worth $305,354. With this grant, the WSU Suicide Prevention Initiative will develop a program of education, training, and mental health and suicide prevention awareness for faculty, staff, students, families, and the community.
Feel free to browse the pages to the left to learn about mental health services available, information about depression and anxiety, and mental health tips to stay healthy this semester. Check back to sign up for mental health training and to learn more about what we are doing for Wayne State.
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Stephanie Kastely MA, LPC
WSU Suicide Prevention Coordinator
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