Ask Listen Refer to train students on suicide prevention, available now


Rebecca Rakowitz

A suicide prevention training program that aims to help students recognize and respond to the warning signs of suicide is now available, according to UA News.

The program, Ask Listen Refer, is online at and takes around 15-20 minutes to complete.

“The purpose of this program is to encourage concerned persons to ASK if someone is thinking about suicide, LISTEN to their response carefully, and REFER them to a professional,” UA News said.

According to UA News, the program has been shown to increase the ability of students to identify and respond to those at risk for suicide.

Students interested in knowing more about the warning signs of suicide are encouraged to visit the Ask Listen Refer website.

For immediate concerns, UA News recommends that students contact the UA Counseling Center at 205-348-3863, UAPD at 205-348-5454 or one of the following agencies:

  • National Suicide Prevention Life-line: 800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text BAMA to 741741
  • Birmingham Area Crisis Center: 205-323-7777
  • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
  • Veterans Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255, ext. 1
  • LGBTQ+: 866-488-7386
  • Poison Control: 800-462-0800