Students in Distress
Depression Screening Information Online Link that you can access:
Depression and Suicide: Signs and Symptoms
- Deep sadness or emptiness
- Apathy, lack of interest or pleasure in activities
- Decrease or increase in appetite
- Significant weight loss or weight gain
- Sleeplessness or oversleeping
- Restlessness or lethargy
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, or inappropriate guilt
- Lack of concentration or indecisiveness
- Suicidal thoughts or gestures
Situations (not necessarily, but may include):
- Recent loss: death, break-up, health, body part
- Fear of failure
- Fear of disapproval
- Build-up or stressors (even minor ones)
Depressive symptoms: as listed above
Verbal warnings: for example…
- How many Tylenol can you take and stay alive?
- I just want to go to sleep and not wake up.
- I wish I were never born.
- Collecting means to hurt one’s self
- Giving things away
- Withdrawal from friends, activities, work
- Letters good-bye
- A sudden happy mood
- Alcohol abuse
Depression is treatable.
Most suicidal people don’t want to die.
National Hopeline Network (24/7 crisis line) phone #: 425-4357
UAF Student Health and Counseling Center Emergency Intakes (M-F, 8-5): 474-7043National Suicide Prevention Lifeline