Suicide Prevention

UMPD personnel is on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist and direct you to the help and services you need. UMPD can also contact a counselor in response to a crisis involving a University of Miami student or employee at any time or day. 

UM Police response to a suicidal person’s call varies, depending upon the circumstances and condition of the person.

UM Police may:

  • Work alongside Residential College staff to counsel the person.
  • Involve the Counseling Center staff to counsel or intervene.
  • Assist with voluntary admission to a mental health care facility.
  • Take custody of the person for involuntary intake at mental health care facility, if necessary, according to Florida state law.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide you should contact UMPD or the UM Counseling Center immediately.

UMPD:  Call 305-284-6666 -- 24/7/365

UM Counseling Center:  Call 305-284-5511 

(Press 1 in the menu after normal business hours to be connected with a representative) 


 For more information and prevention resources:

The Counseling Center offers service, resources, and information to University of Miami students only.  

Visit the Counseling Center’s Web Site here.


University employees should contact the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.

Visit the UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Website here.