Suicide Facts/FAQs

UA Campus Mental Health Statistics
(2015 Health and Wellness Survey, n=2,705)

Depression and Anxiety

  • 15% of students have been diagnosed with depression.
  • 16% of students have been diagnosed with anxiety.
  • 36% of students indicated anxiety or depression made it somewhat or very difficult to do their work, study, go to class or get along with people.

Stress

  • 50% of students experienced more than average stress or tremendous stress in the past school year.

Suicide Facts

  • 11% of UA students have seriously thought about suicide in the past school year.
  • 1.7% of UA students have attempted suicide in the past school year.

National College Mental Health Statistics
(2015 Spring National College Health Assessment)

Mental Health and Academic Impacts

  • 22% of students reported anxiety affected their academic performance.
  • 14% of students reported depression affected their academic performance.
  • 30% of students reported stress affected their academic performance.

General Mental Health

Within the last twelve months:

  • 41% of students felt things were hopeless.
  • 76% of students felt overwhelmed by all they had to do.
  • 52% of students felt very lonely.

Suicide Facts

  • 1.4% of students attempted suicide in the last 12 months.
  • 9% of students seriously considered suicide.

Depression and Anxiety

  • 16% of students have been diagnosed or treated by a professional for anxiety.
  • 13% of students have been diagnosed or treated by a professional for depression.

Stress

  • Within the last twelve months, 54% of students reported experiencing more than average or tremendous stress.

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