Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Developed by the creators of MindWise's SOS, Signs of Suicide, an evidence-based program trusted by thousands – MindWise on Campus is an online training that uses video and interactive learning to teach students how to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) if they’re worried about themselves or a friend.

Because mental health concerns often first appear between the ages of 18 and 25, it’s our goal to provide students access to the wide range of suicide prevention and mental health resources that are available to them during their time at the University of Miami.

The MindWise on Campus course uses real and diverse stories of mental health struggles and recovery to provide students with resources and actionable steps to support themselves and their peers. It can be offered as either a 30-minute, self-guided course or a 60-minute peer-to-peer training led by campus organizations such as Resident Advisors or student advocate groups.

We encourage every student to take 30 minutes to learn:

  • How students can recognize signs of suicide risk in themselves or a friend
  • How to have a difficult conversation that encourages someone to seek help
  • How to build strong peer connections that foster positive mental well-being
  • An overview of available student mental health resources, on and off-campus

How students can access the course:

If you are struggling now, help is available.

Please visit our emergency services page for more information.

Counseling Center After Hours Line. If you (or a friend) are experiencing distress and need someone to talk with in the middle of the night or on the weekend, please call the Counseling Center’s main number, press 1 and you will be connected to a licensed therapist. Wait times may vary depending on demand. This service cannot change or schedule appointments. The after-hours crisis counselor is available when the Counseling Center is closed.


Call/text/chat 988 or text 741741 for support 24/7.

If you have any questions about the online training, please contact Rene Monteagudo at



Faculty and staff can consult the Faculty and Staff Guide on how to support students in distress.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To access the Lifeline, call 1-800-2737-TALK or visit Lifeline Chat.

The Jed Foundation, Facebook and the Clinton Foundation have collaborated to create a tip sheet on how to recognize suicide warnings signs.