I'm sad to report that today I heard news of a suicide at my surviving child's university, another tragic loss of a young person's life. So it's all the more urgent for me to share about ULifeline (a great online resource for college mental health) and their Self Evaluator.
"Developed by Duke University Medical Center, the Self Evaluator 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."—from the ULifeline website
The student accessing the online evaluator will first select their school, and then ULifeline immediately provides contact information for specific mental health resources available at that school.
ULifeline is supported by The Jed Foundation, a nonprofit public charity whose mission is to prevent suicide among college students and enhance mental health support on campuses nationwide.
Please share this important tool with your college student. The Self Evaluator can help them determine if they or a friend need to seek mental health support, and direct them to it right on campus.
The Rader Ward Foundation is committed to promoting mental health and suicide prevention resources.