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Good Friends Are Essential: Zach's True Story of Help & Hope for College Suicide Prevention

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Published on Aug 31, 2011

"As a college student, Zach was buying a ring for a girlfriend when she broke up with him. This loss, heavy drinking and isolation put him into a depression downward spiral. His thoughts of suicide and depression got better when he stopped drinking, got physically active and realized that good friends are essential."

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 273-8255

You can help prevent suicide in your community by knowing how to ask about suicide, and knowing where to get help. Download our free suicide prevention iPhone App today, ASK ! Search under suicide prevention in App Store to get the ASK! about suicide App to save a life with warning signs, how to ask and hotlines.

Project Coordinator:
Merily Keller, Texas Suicide Prevention Council -- TexasSuicidePrevention.org
Mary Ellen Nudd, Mental Health America of Texas -- Mhatexas.org

Creative Direction: Casey McPherson, Davis Niendorff -- Mhatexas.org

Director: Paul Boukadakis

Producer: J.B. Hager

Music: The Only Moment We Were Alone by Explosions in the Sky

****Not all videos on the internet about suicide prevention promote healthy responses and safe behavior.**** These videos follow best practice guidelines as outlined by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Mental Health America of Texas. Our goal is to promote both in our continuing effort to prevent suicide across all demographics, and especially among youth in Texas.

This video was developed under contract number 2010-034469 from the Texas Department of State Health Services(DSHS) to Mental Health America of Texas(MHAT). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the Texas Department of State Health Services or Mental Health America of Texas; nor do pictures or mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by TDSHS or MHAT.

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