• Breaking the Silence Surrounding Suicide

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014
    There are days when Liz Campbell hides in the back room of the building where she works in Scottsdale, Ariz., when she can’t handle being out on the floor. On those days, the thoughts of her daughter’s suicide overwhelm her and force her to take a few minutes to collect herself. “I’m not sure that you ever really heal from it. You just simply learn not to let it dominate your life,” Liz Campbell said. “It will never go away.” When her daughter Caitlin Campbell chose to attend the UA in 2010, she went without her close-knit group of friends, who were heading off to Arizona State University. She... Read More
  • UA Suicide Prevention Program Honored

    Monday, February 17, 2014
    TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - National recognition for the University of Arizona's suicide prevention program. It is the first in Arizona to win the JedCampus seal, an award specifically for universities. More universities are realizing that suicide prevention should be a focus of their campus health programs. However, it can take much more than just offering services. Suicide is considered the second leading cause of death, behind accidents, among college students in this country. UA Campus Health for students has several elements to it, and that is what has helped it gain this national att... Read More
  • 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