Students in Distress

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The UAF Student Health and Counseling Center now offers after-hours counseling services for students who need immediate mental health care. The Center has employed a counseling service that has professional counselors on staff available to serve our students when we are closed which is evenings, weekends, and during university holidays. To access the service, the student just needs to call our Center’s phone number, 474-7043 and follow the instructions for connecting to the service.

Rural Students, click on link for instructions on how to access after hours services:

Depression Screening Information Online Link that you can access:

Online Link that you can access at your convenience:

Depression and Suicide: Signs and Symptoms

Depression and Suicide: Signs & Symptoms

  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


  • 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.


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


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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