Are you seeking mental health information for yourself? Are you concerned about a friend? Answer this anonymous online tool to learn more about resources available to you at Columbia University.

ULifeline is an anonymous and confidential online resource and screening tool that provides students with information about mental health conditions. ULifeline is not intended to provide medical advice or be a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. Instead, ULifeline lets participants answer questions that will provide information about their mental health and how participants can reach out for more help. ULifeline complements and enhances existing offerings of Columbia University by uniquely combining the following features into one web site that serves as your one-stop online resource for mental health information.

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.

The Facts

The Facts tab is a mental health reference library that provides quality, user-friendly information that has been reviewed and approved by leading medical experts at Harvard Medical School.

Help 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.

Who Can Use ULifeline

While students are the primary audience for this tool, anyone in the Columbia community, including faculty, staff, administrators, and parents may access this tool.

ULifeline is a free service for colleges and Universities and is supported by The Jed Foundation (JED), a nonprofit public charity whose mission is to prevent suicide among college students and enhance mental health support on campuses nationwide.