Welcome to the California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program Website.
In October, 2011 the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) was awarded $6.9 million by the California Mental Health Service Authority (CalMHSA). This funding is being utilized through the California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program (CCC SMHP), and is intended to focus on prevention and early intervention strategies which address the mental health needs of students and advance the collaboration between educational settings, county services, and the community at large which should form the foundation of future CalMHSA programs.
The CCC SMHP is a partnership between the CCCCO and the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC). There are four main components of the CCC SMHP:
October 5-11, 2014 is a week when people across California will come together to spread awareness about the importance of mental health.
Each Mind Matters, California's Mental Health Movement, developed a toolkit designed to help conduct Mental Health Awareness Month activities locally.
The toolkit includes:
- Each Mind Matters Mental Health Awareness Week fact sheet
- Lime Green Ribbon key messages
- Sample Mental Health Awareness Week press release
- Social media guide
- Mental Health Awareness Week poster
- Template Mental Health Awareness Week fliers
- Ribbon Pledge Drive information
- Digital materials for online promotion
- Mental Health Awareness Week event guide
- Sample event press advisory
- Each Mind Matters materials order form
Friday, December 5th, 2014
College of San Mateo – San Mateo, CA
Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
DeAnza College – Cupertino, CA
This searchable database will provide information on the many programs, services, practices, events, tools, and documents that colleges are implementing to address mental health intervention and prevention services for students.
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This publication outlines best and emerging practices and resources for community colleges’ mental health staff to support students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. This publication will present some common barriers related to mental health shared by students from historically marginalized racial and ethnic backgrounds, and will describe how resources specific to the community college system can help support their access to mental health services.
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