Resources available for those in crisis
A man with no known affiliation with Stanford appears to have traveled to California from another state and attempted suicide early Thursday morning in the grove area adjacent to Quarry Road and Campus Drive West, near the Stanford Hospital. The incident was the subject of an emergency alert to the campus community via the AlertSU system.
The man, in his 50s, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was in critical condition at Stanford Hospital after the 5:10 a.m. incident, Stanford Police reported. No other individuals were involved or harmed.
At the time the AlertSU was issued, police officials believed the incident was a suicide attempt; however, since the cause had not been firmly established, the police issued a campus-wide emergency notification to alert the community that a firearm had been discharged on campus.
In the wake of this unfortunate incident, Stanford would like to remind members of the campus community to be attentive to their emotional and mental well-being as well as the well-being of those with whom they interact. The university offers a range of resources for faculty, staff, students and other community members struggling with depression or personal crisis. Anyone desiring help or counseling is encouraged to contact one of these programs:
For students: Vaden Health Center offers 24-hour crisis counseling and a range of other services at (650) 723-3785. The Bridge offers counseling and support by trained peer counselors at (650) 723-3392.
For faculty and staff: The Faculty and Staff Help Center provides counseling sessions, referrals and other services at (650) 723-4577.
Members of the campus community also can contact the Office for Religious Life for pastoral care at (650) 723-1762.
External suicide prevention hotlines can be reached at 1-800-273-8255 or (650) 368-6655. In an emergency, dial 911 or 9-911 from a campus telephone.