The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention.
ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding mental health and suicide prevention.
ULifeline is available where college students seek information the most - at their fingertips on the Internet. A screening tool, developed by the Duke University Medical Center, helps students understand and evaluate the range of emotional disorders and provides customized feedback based on the user’s school and available resources.
Ulifeline uniquely combines the following features and serves as students’ one-stop online resource for mental health information.
- Self-e-Valuator. Developed by Duke University Medical Center, the Self e-Valuator is a screening program designed to help students uncover whether they, or a friend, are at risk for depression, suicide, and several other disorders, including alcohol and drug dependence, eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- Concerned about a Friend. This section, provided by the National Mental Health Association, describes the warning signs for depression and suicide, includes information regarding how to help a friend, and lists resources for additional assistance.
- Wellness- Good wellness habits make the ordinary pressures of college life easier to handle. Learn more about cultivating a healthy lifestyle here – with tips on improving sleep, exercise and diet; managing stress, and so much more.
- The Facts- The Facts provides quality information on substance abuse and mental health topics.
- Get Help Now- It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. This link provides some resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help.