Signs, Symptoms and Statistics

Signs and Symptoms of Needing Help

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Having little to no energy
  • Feeling hopeless and helpless
  • Overusing substances like alcohol or cigarettes
  • Experiencing hallucinations or uncharacteristic thoughts/behaviors
  • Thinking about harming or killing yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like studying or biking to school
  • Experiencing severe mood swings
  • Having unexplained aches or pains

Please contact 530-752-0871 to schedule an appointment with UC Davis Counseling Services or visit Health-e-Messaging.

What UC Davis Students are Experiencing and Reporting

Every two years, UC Davis conducts the American College Health Association - National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA). This data was obtained from a sample of UC Davis undergraduate students in the spring of 2021; a response rate representative of UC Davis students was achieved.

Here are some highlights from the 2021 NCHA UC Davis Infographic for Undergraduates:

The top 5 negative impacts to academic performance for undergraduate students are…

  • Procrastination (60.1%)
  • Stress (54.6%)
  • Anxiety (40.7%)
  • Depression (29.6%)
  • Sleep difficulties (27.8%)

Other factors

  • 58.1% of undergraduate students report experiencing loneliness
  • 36.8% of undergraduate students report experiencing high levels of stress in the past 12 months
  • Over 50% of undergraduate students report sleeping an average of 7-9 hours of sleep at night
  • To learn more about this data please contact Health Education and Promotion