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Depression Screening Information Online Link that you can access:

  Online Link that you can access at your convenience:

http://mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/HEALTHY

Depression and Suicide: Signs and Symptoms

Depression and Suicide:   Signs & Symptoms Depression
  1. Deep sadness or emptiness
  2. Apathy, lack of interest or pleasure in activities
  3. Decrease or increase in appetite
  4. Significant weight loss or weight gain
  5. Sleeplessness or oversleeping
  6. Restlessness or lethargy
  7. Fatigue or loss of energy
  8. Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, or inappropriate guilt
  9. Lack of concentration or indecisiveness
  10. Suicidal thoughts or gestures

Suicide

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.

Behavioral warnings:

  • Collecting means to hurt one’s self
  • Giving things away
  • Withdrawal from friends, activities, work
  • Letters good-bye
  • A sudden happy mood
  • Alcohol abuse

 

Good News!

Depression is treatable.

Most suicidal people don’t want to die.

Resources

National Hopeline Network (24/7 crisis line) phone #:                                 425-4357

GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx

UAF Student Health and Counseling Center Emergency Intakes (M-F, 8-5):   474-7043

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Community Resources for Students

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