Suicide Prevention

College students are in a state of life transition and can be overwhelmed with new opportunities and new responsibilities. Lifestyle changes, such as sleep deprivation and substance abuse, can contribute to suicidal behavior.

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students
  • Approximately 1,100 college students die by suicide every year
  • 6% of college students report they have seriously considered suicide over the past year; 90% of those students created a suicide plan, 14% actually attempted suicide, and 60% continued to have thoughts of suicide. (

As such, and in compliance with the requirements of T.C.A. ยง 49-7-172, Jackson State Community College has developed a suicide prevention plan and an associated protocol that engages in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services.

JSCC Suicide Prevention Plan and Protocol