Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college-aged students. Sadly, this is increasing among young females and young males, between the ages of 15–19. Most common ways people commit suicide among this age group is through hanging and suffocation and poisoning. It is a devastating reality that affects many more people than just the person attempting to commit suicide. If you are considering suicide or suspect that someone you know is considering committing suicide, you should contact help immediately! The UA Counseling Center can help 348-3863 or UA Police Department 348-5454. Common Signs of Suicide:

  • Depressed mood
  • Substance Abuse
  • Frequent episodes of running away or being incarcerated
  • Family loss or instability; significant problems with parents
  • Expressions of suicidal thoughts, or talk of death or the afterlife during moments of sadness or boredom
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Difficulties in dealing with sexual orientation
  • No longer interested in or enjoying activities that once were pleasurable
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Impulsive, aggresive behavior or frequent expressions of rage

To get the facts on suicide, visit the Teen Education and Crisis Hotline (TEACH) Hear one-minute podcast on preventing further suicides. Hotlines: National Drug and Alcohol Treatment: (800) 662-HELP National Youth Crisis Hotline: (800) 4-A-CHILD National Adolescent Suicide Hotline: (800) HIT-HOME