Students in Distress
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: http://www.uaf.edu/chc/counseling-services-1/rural-student-after-hours/
Depression Screening Information Online Link that you can access:
Depression and Suicide: Signs and Symptoms
Depression and Suicide: Signs & 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
- 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