• 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
  • Is Your Student Depressed? Overwhelmed? Three Questions Parents Can Ask

    Thursday, November 1, 2012
    By this point in the semester, your student has taken tests, met new friends, cheered on the football team, and probably found a 24-hour coffee shop.  But in between midterms and group presentations, he or she may have also felt depressed, anxious, homesick or overwhelmed. According to the 2012 annual Health and Wellness Survey conducted by the Campus Health Service, half of UA undergraduates said they experienced more than average, or tremendous, stress in the past school year. The survey also found that 20% of undergraduates reported that anxiety or depression made it somewhat difficult to... Read More