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. § 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

Jackson State Community College is committed to and cares about all students. Support services are available for any person at Jackson State who is experiencing feelings of being overwhelmed, hopelessness, depression, or dying by suicide.  For immediate help, call or text the National Suicide Lifeline Number at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK(8255), text “TN” to 741741, call the TN Crisis Line at 855-274-7471,  or call the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386.  Veterans may also wish to contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) or Text 838255.