We’re Here for the Students
Students are struggling with their mental health, and many are also struggling with suicide. We need to start talking about it.
Shifting the Culture Together
Mental health struggles are going to happen to many, if not all, of us at one point in our lives. For many people, college is that time. While there are exciting new experiences, discoveries, and changes in college, it can also be a time when students feel anxious, stressed, and hopeless. These challenges can contribute to depression and/or thoughts of suicide.
We want to be a part of shifting the culture around mental health and suicide. That happens by:
- Talking openly about mental health and suicide
- Educating staff and students about suicide prevention
- Providing suicide prevention tools anyone can use
- Promoting mental health and suicide prevention resources
- Infusing mental health support and suicide prevention in the classroom
- Empowering each member of the campus community to play a part in suicide prevention
Suicide prevention on a college campus may feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to happen all at once. Each conversation you have, resource you learn about, or change you make to your classroom policies makes an impact.
College Students Are Struggling with Their Mental Health
College Students & Mental Health
50% of us will experience a mental health condition in our lifetime.
75% of mental health issues begin by age 24.
#2 leading cause of death among young adults is suicide.
39% of students in college experience a significant mental health issue.
Data from Active Minds.
College Students & Suicide
It doesn’t matter if the college is on the West Coast or East Coast, is private or public, has a large or small study body, has a religious affiliation, or is located in a rural or urban community, college students are struggling with suicide.
One in five college students have had thoughts of suicide.
In the past 12 months:
13% of students seriously considered suicide.
1% of students attempted suicide.
Suicide Prevention Is Essential
What We’re Doing
From suicide prevention trainings and educational resources to counseling services and community outreach, Campus Health and CAPS are dedicated to suicide prevention. We want to empower you! Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention. This site is dedicated to showing all the different roles you can play. Knowing more about suicide, talking about it openly, and supporting mental health benefits us all. Explore this site and help us prevent suicide.
Learn more about these suicide prevention efforts at UArizona:
Suicide Prevention Grants
Campus Health actively works to support our suicide prevention efforts with grants.
Robust Mental Health Support for Students
Mental health support comes in many forms and CAPS' goal is to get students the right support when they need it.
Mental Health Education & Outreach
Using Student Data As Our Guide
Data is the foundation for Campus Health to effectively respond to ever-changing student needs. We collect data year-round on a variety of health and wellness topics to inform our programs, services, and ultimately how we care for our students.
Campus Health and CAPS survey students who use CAPS services to best support and meet the mental health needs of students.