Bowling Green State University

Take 5 to Save Lives in an international campaign that encourages everyone to complete several action steps under 5 important themes to help prevention suicide. The themes are: LEARN, KNOW, DO, TALK, and SHARE. Be part of this campaign by sharing your “Take 5 to Save Lives” actions.

  • LEARN: Take a few minutes to LEARN the warning signs, risk factors, and protective factors of suicide.
  • KNOW: KNOW how to find help and support for yourself and others who may be suicidal.
  • DO: Preventing suicide requires action. Everyone can DO something to get involved in the suicide prevention movement.
  • TALK: TALKing about suicide does not put the idea of suicide in someone's head. It can be a lifeline.
  • SHARE: SHARE Take 5 to help spread the word about one of the most important public health issues of our time.

To learn more about Take 5 to Save Lives and ideas for action steps visit their website:

Use the following form to submit your action:

All participants receive a FREE mental health advocate kit. Faculty, staff, and students can participate. Actions must be completed between September 1 - 30. Submissions are due by Friday, October 14.

Questions? Contact Ashley Hartman at To laern more about the Wellness Connection visit our website at Wellness Connection ( and follow up on Twitter and Instagram at @BGSUWellness. 

This program includes content regarding suicide. If you are in need of help, contact the Counseling Center. An on-call counselor available at 419-372-2081 for crisis situations from 8:00 a.m. to 5pm Monday-Friday. You can also utilize the Wood County Crisis Line at 419-502-4673 after Counseling Center business hours. Wood County Crisis Line is a 24 hours, 7 days a week crisis resource for folks in Wood County. Crisis Text Line-Text HOME to 741741 for a crisis counselor or text STEVE to 741741 for a culturally competent crisis counselor. You can also text or dial 988 to be connected to a crisis counselor 24/7.

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