Suicide Threat/Attempt

Quick and decisive action during both suicide attempt and suicide threat is critical. All threats should be taken seriously as if the student or employee intends to complete it. Students and employees who are not comfortable doing the following should call 911 immediately.

Attempted Suicide

Actions

The basic steps:
  • Call 911.
  • Call LVC public safety (ext. 6111) and the administrator on call to report.
  • Do not move a seriously injured person unless it is a life-threatening situation or it is necessary to prevent further injury.
  • If the victim is unresponsive, roll them over on their side to prevent choking.

Additional steps:

  • Call LVC counseling services (ext. 6696) and LVC health services (ext. 6232) if during regular business hours.
  • Keep the victim warm to prevent shock and remain with the victim until an ambulance or qualified medical personnel arrives.  

Threatening Suicide

Actions

  • Call 911. 
  • Call LVC public safety (ext. 6111) and the administrator on call to report.
  • Take threat seriously and ask to walk them over to the Shroyer Health Center if applicable.
  • If they resist, call counseling services (ext. 6696) or Crisis Intervention (717-274-3363) for assistance.
  • Ask for weapons/drugs intended to cause self-harm.
  • Do not leave person alone until professional personnel is consulted.