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
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The UA maintains a number of resources for suicide awareness and prevention and, this month, members of the campus community are participating in a nationwide event calling attention to suicide.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported nearly 39,000 suicide deaths in the U.S. in 2010. The CDC’s data also indicates that suicides have been on the rise since 2000 and is currently among the top 10 leading causes of death in the nation.
To raise awareness about suicide and promote suicide prevention, UA students, faculty and staff are participating in the Oct. 7 “Tucson Out of the D... Read More
Friday, September 9, 2011
Suicidal thoughts among college students can be caused by a breakup or issues in a relationship, a problem at home or stressful academic endeavors.
Statistics have shown that suicide is the second-leading cause of death for college students in the United States.
Campus Health Service and other organizations involved in the suicide prevention effort received a $306,000 federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant will be used over three years to combat the problem.
David Salafsky, the director at Health Promotion and Preventive Services at Campus H... Read More