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  • UA is Recognized for Anti-Suicide Efforts

    Monday, February 3, 2014
    The New York-based Jed Foundation has recognized the University of Arizona for its work in preventing student suicide. The Jed Foundation was created in 2000 by Donna and Phil Satow, who lost their son Jed to suicide. Jed was a UA student when he took his life in 1998. The Jed Foundation has a new program called the JedCampus Seal, which it awards to postsecondary institutions that exhibit comprehensive mental health promotion and suicide prevention programming on campus. The UA is one of 37 schools nationwide to be awarded the inaugural seal. Other schools on the list include the University o... Read More
  • UA Awarded JedCampus Seal for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Programs

    Friday, January 31, 2014
    For its mental health and suicide prevention programs, the University of Arizona has been nationally recognized with the JedCampus seal. The UA is one of 37 schools nationwide to be awarded the seal, and is the first recipient in Arizona. The JedCampus seal is awarded by the Jed Foundation, which works to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students. This is the first year the foundation has given the seal. Valid for two years, the designation recognizes schools that exhibit comprehensive mental health promotion and suicide prevention programming on ca... Read More
  • Campus Health Service Partners with Community to Raise Suicide Awareness

    Monday, October 7, 2013
    Campus Health Service partnered with several community organizations for Tucson Out of the Darkness Walk, aimed at raising awareness about the issues surrounding suicide. Hundreds of people participated in the community walk on Sunday, which consisted of a three-mile loop around Reid Park. The walk, held in conjunction with the Tucson Recovery Expo, brought together community organizations to provide resources and information about recovery programs that deal with mental health issues. “Many times, people with depression or anxiety can feel alone and like they don’t have any other options,”... Read More
  • Knowing the Warning Signs of Suicide

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013
    Melanie Fleck, Campus Health Service | June 26, 2013 Suicide is preventable. That is the key message behind Project Lifeline, a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant-funded project, run by the UA Campus Health Service and other University partners. Since the UA received the grant in 2011, suicide prevention trainings have reached more than 1,100 people on campus. Also, an extensive media campaign has been launched and educational materials have been developed for classrooms. We believe that suicides can be prevented when someone notices sudden changes in a... Read More
  • Universities Study Suicide Prevention

    Monday, April 22, 2013
    TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Three University of Arizona students have died so far this year by suicide. On college campuses across the country, suicide is a growing concern. The UA is one of 85 university and college campuses chosen to use grant money to study how to prevent suicide among college students. Everyone hopes to never have to talk about suicide from personal experience, but it is likely to come up. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college-aged students, and as of late college health professionals are seeing more persistent, more severe mental health problems. "... Read More

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