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Hope Squad

  • Join SCC's Hope Squad

    Are you

    • Concerned about others?
    • A good listener and easy to talk with?
    • Someone to turn to if a friend is needed?

    Hope Squad’s Mission: To reduce suicide through education, training and peer intervention.

    Hope Squad Members…

    are the peer leader support teams on campus. Students at risk for suicidal behavior are more likely to confide in a peer than a professional. The Hope Squad acts as the eyes and ears of on campus, providing a link between struggling students and professional help. Hope Squad members are empowered to seek help, and save a life through education.

    As a Hope Squad Member, you will

    • Attend QPR Suicide Prevention training
    • Increase suicide awareness (i.e., knowledge of warning signs, not keeping deadly secrets, and how to get help)
    • Promote a caring SCC environment

    Emergency phone numbers

    National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    available 24 hours everyday
    Or, Text START to 741741 to reach the National Crisis Textline

    CentrePointe Crisis Line 402-475-6695

    Please note: Hope Squad is designed to support a community and school-based prevention, intervention, and postvention program and is not intended to provide counseling or mental health services.

    If you would like to speak to someone on campus, counseling is available.
    Kalika Jantzen, Director of Counseling at SCC.
    Counseling Assistance Program for Students (CAPS) 402-228-8135 ext. 1135 kjantzen@southeast.edu
    Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Beatrice (Tue.) Office: J-303
    402-228-8135 ext. 1135

    Lincoln (Mon., Thu., Fri.) Office: J2

    Milford: (Wed.) Testing/Assessment Ctr.

    Hope Squad is supported, in part, under grant number 6H79SM080105-03M001 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.

    Health/Mental/Behavioral Health Disclaimer:

    1. You must not rely on the information listed as an alternative to health/mental/behavioral health advice from your counselor, therapist, or other licensed/certified professional health care provider.
    2. If you have any specific questions about any health/mental/behavioral health matter, you should consult your counselor, therapist, or other licensed/certified professional health care provider.
    3. If you think you may have any health/mental/behavioral health condition, you should seek immediate professional attention.
    4. You should never delay seeking professional advice, disregard advice from your health care provider, or discontinue treatment because of information in SCC publications/documents or on the public website.

    Additional information can be found at www.southeast.edu/caps.