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:

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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.

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Find a Community Mental Health Event near you:


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The Gay Alliance SafeZone Training

Friday, December 5th, 2014

College of San Mateo – San Mateo, CA
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Trauma Informed Campus: Creating Physical and Emotional Safety

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

DeAnza College – Cupertino, CA
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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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Foundation for California Community Colleges Healthy Transitions Curriculum

Healthy Transitions curriculum is aimed at providing training and peer-to-peer support for transitioning foster care youth related to wellness and self-care. Through a combination of training and peer-to-peer support, Healthy Transitions serves to support these young people physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

New! Supporting Students from Diverse Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds PDF

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.

If you would like to receive regular updates, please email kdecelle@cars-rp.org, to be added to the CCC SMHP monthly newsletter.

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Do you believe that each mind matters?

Funded by CalMHSA, this program offers cost-free technical assistance and training services to the CCC campuses.

CalMHSA Partner Updates

New! A series of Mental Health Advocacy Services fact sheets to share with your campuses.

The fact sheets educate college students on knowing their rights under the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) - as it relates to mental health challenges.

ACHA-NCHA II Reference Group

CCC ACHA-NCHA Executive Summary
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National ACHA-NCHA Data Report
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At-Risk Suicide Prevention
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At-Risk Suicide Prevention Online Trainings

At-Risk is an online interactive gatekeeper training that uses virtual students and role-playing simulations to prepare learners to recognize when a student is exhibiting signs of psychological distress, and manage a conversation with the student with the goal of connecting them with the appropriate support service.

To see if Kognito courses are available on your campus, please visit http://kognito.com/ccc.

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