NEVER agree to keep threats to self or others secret.
If your friend is not in imminent danger, but you believe your friend needs the help of a counselor, let your friend know that seeing a counselor might be helpful. Suggest counseling as a resource, rather than telling him/her that they should go. Give the friend the phone number of Counseling and Psychological Services (509-359-2366). If you feel comfortable doing so, offer to accompany your friend to the Center.
If you believe a situation is beyond your capacity to help, call a counselor and ask for consultation. Also, if your friend has engaged in self-harm behavior(s), please contact the Dean of Students' Office to initiate appropriate campus resources to assist them (see Suicide Prevention section and Crisis Checklist below). A Student Concern/Incident Report can also be completed below.