Suicide / Depression
Take Threats of Suicide Seriously
Suicide was recently ranked as the second leading cause of death for college students. Any talk of suicide by a friend or loved one should be taken seriously and help should be sought immediately.
Suicide is often linked to untreated depression and both have many common warning signs including:
- Sadness or anxiety
- Feelings of guilt, helplessness or hopelessness
- Trouble eating or sleeping
- Withdrawing from friends and/or social activities
- Loss of interest in hobbies, work, school, etc.
- Increased use of alcohol or drugs
Talking about or contemplating suicide:
- Talking openly about committing suicide
- Talking indirectly about "wanting out" or "ending it all"
- Taking unnecessary or life-threatening risks
- Giving away personal possessions
UC Riverside Counseling and Psychological Services
Health Service building, North Wing
Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Counselors Available By Phone 24 Hours Daily
2-TALK on-campus phones
For more information, visit UC Riverside's Counseling and Psychological Services.
Student Affairs Case Management
125 Costo Hall
The Well (Education, Training, and Information)
Highlander Union Building (HUB 248)
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Suicide Awareness / Voices of Education (SAVE)
(800) 273- TALK
American Association of Suicidology
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273- TALK
Recognize the Signs of Chemical Addiction
There are many signs of alcohol and drug use, abuse and addiction. Any one sign, or a combination of them, can be cause for alarm and can signal substance abuse problems.
- Extreme mood swings
- Flat or unresponsive behavior
- Loss of interest in one's work/school results
- Hand tremors
- Loss of balance
- Loss of coordination
- Drastic changes in social relationships
- Becoming a loner or becoming secretive
- Loss of interest in appearance
- Change of friends
- Extreme change in interests
- Tendency to lose temper
- Being argumentative
- Borrowing money and not repaying it
Get connected to other students living sober lives and recovering from addiction. Get more information on student organization, Healing Highlanders and the weekly student recovery meetings happening on campus.
Learn about alcohol and other drug resources, talk to a health educator, join a peer group dedicated to promoting healthy behaviors or take an online substance-use assessment.
(800) NO ABUSE
Riverside County Drug Program
1827 Atlanta Ave. D1
Riverside, CA 92507
24 Hour Detox Referral Line:
Riverside Center for Behavioral Medicine
5900 Brockton Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506