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Neil Hilborn's Poem "Joey" Opens Up On Depression

Take a look at Neil Hilborn performing his poem "Joey" which talks about his friend Joey. The poem talks about his experience with depression leading to suicidal thoughts.

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If you or someone you know is affected by depression or has suicidal thoughts, please reach out to someone.

Here at Shepherd University, you have several resources to help you when you need it. Your health and safety is our number one priority while you receive your education. Counseling Services encourages you to reach out to one of their members to talk about anything you may be feeling. You may also contact a Resident Assistant in the Residence Halls, Professional Staff, or Shepherd Police to speak to someone about your resources. We want you to know you're not alone and you are valued.

Counseling Services

Find resources at Call 304-876-5161 to schedule an appointment to speak with a counselor. Counseling Services is located in Gardiner Hall.

Suicide Prevention Resources

You can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline to speak with someone 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or Text "Start" to 741-741

University Police

Call 911 for any emergencies. Call 304-876-5202 with non-emergency calls to contact an officer. The University Police Office is located in Moler Hall in the West Woods Complex.

Residence Life Call Residence Life at 304-876-5172 or call the RA duty phone specific to your hall. Residence Life is located in Miller Hall next to the Baseball field and Shaw Hall

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