Students, faculty, staff, and teaching assistants are essential when it comes to preventing suicide and promoting help-seeking behaviors among their peers. UHS offers consultation with concerned third parties.
Supporting a survivor
There are resources and help available for the friends or family members of someone who experienced sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking. A validating, trustworthy support system is often the most important determinant in how a student heals from trauma, pursues their educational opportunities, and regains a sense of equilibrium. Support, words, and actions play a significant role. Remember, there is no one right way to react or heal after experiencing assault or abuse.