Thursday, February 1, 2018
The UA is one of 15 institutions partnering with the Pat Tillman Foundation, and the deadline is March 1 for eligible active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses. Read More
Monday, January 22, 2018
The UA president's focus on the convergence of the physical, digital and biological worlds will be addressed by "Humans, Data and Machines," which launched Monday night with a lecture on algorithms and artificial intelligence by UA professor Stephen Kobourov. Read More
Thursday, January 8, 2015
University of Arizona Campus Health Service officials have been recognized for their suicide prevention efforts by a national prevention organization formed after a UA student took his own life in 1998.
The recognition from The Jed Foundation means the UA is complying with best practices for preventing students from dying by suicide. The guidelines were written by the Jed Foundation to reduce the number of suicides among college students, because it is the second highest cause of college students’ deaths, behind vehicle crashes.
But tracking the success of such programs is difficult because of... Read More
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
A 2011 grant used to create a suicide preventative program recently ran out after three years, but the program is still running.
The grant, issued from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, allowed the UA to create Project Lifeline, a suicide prevention operation.
“The goals of the project are to decrease stigma around mental health issues, specifically suicide, and to increase help-seeking behaviors among students,” said Melanie Fleck, outreach specialist for health prevention and preventive services at Campus Health Service. “So, encouraging to them to go and seek he... Read More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
A systematic, multilevel approach to suicide prevention is used by the University of Arizona to address one of the most important health concerns on college campuses.
Since the 2011 launch of Project Lifeline, a campuswide suicide prevention initiative funded at $306,000 by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 4,100 UA students and employees have been trained in suicide prevention.
"Suicide is preventable. That message is the most important message for raising awareness about suicide," said Melanie Fleck, the outreach specialist for Health Promoti... Read More