• 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
  • UA Community Participating in Suicide Prevention Awareness

    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
  • Grant Meant to Address Auicides

    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