Counseling and Psychological Services

Location: Student Health Center, 400 Brandon Avenue. Daytime Phone (Monday – Friday): 434-243-5150. After Hours and Weekend Crisis Assistance: 434-297-4261.

Region X Charlottesville

Website: Phone: (434) 970-1495.

Madison House HELP Line

Hotline: 434-295-TALK. Website:

Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE)

Hotline: 434-293-8509. Phone: 434-293-6155. Website:

Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)

Hotline: 434-977-7273. Office: 434-295-7273. Website:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 434-293-6565. Website:





In 2014, there were 42,773 deaths by suicide in the United States.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death; homicide ranks 17th.

It is the second leading cause of death for 15 – 24 year olds.

There is one death by suicide in the US every 12.3 minutes.

Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given year.

Only half of all Americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment.

An estimated quarter million people each year become suicide survivors.


Over 800,000 people die by suicide every year.

There is one death by suicide in the world every 40 seconds.

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in the world for those aged 15-44 years.


Sources: World Health Organization and the CDC.