The purpose of this Association is to enhance student success, wellness, and retention by the support and promotion of quality mental health services programs throughout the colleges of the California Community College system. California’s community colleges serve approximately 2.9 million … read more
Health & Wellness ResourcesThese health and wellness resources are an extensive, curated collection of tools and resources. The library includes external resources as well as resources that were developed under CCC Health & Wellness or submitted by the colleges. Search by keyword, topic, and/or audience.
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has retained the California Institute for Mental Health (CiMH) and the Alcohol and Drug Policy Institute (ADPI) to develop a stakeholder informed business plan for addressing critical mental health and substance use … read more
For the person in crisis, counselors online, and other facts about how to ask for help.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) suicide prevention social marketing program is one component of the MHSA Suicide Prevention initiative, which uses a full range of strategies from Prevention to Early Intervention to prevent suicides across ages and backgrounds. … read more
This Handbook provides guidance and a mechanism by which violence, threats of violence, and behaviors that are disruptive to institutional activities may be reported, evaluated, and addressed.
This threat assessment inquiry checklist provides a comprehensive report format to support crisis intervention and referral.
This document outlines the campus threat assessment team’s mission statement, principles, and procedures.
This model policy provides guiding principles and strategies for supporting students experiencing mental health challenges, including confidentiality, accommodations, services, and more.
An evidence-supported, low-burden solution is The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), a screening tool developed by multiple institutions, including Columbia University, with NIMH support has predicted suicide attempts – one of the foremost national priorities for prevention. Developed by a … read more
This site features key tools to support the mental health services you provide to Veterans. You can find information on connecting with VA, understanding military culture and experience, as well as tools for working with a variety of mental health … read more
The County Behavioral Directors Association of California (CBHDA) is a non profit advocacy association representing the behavioral health directors from each of California’s 8 counties, as well as two cities (Berkeley and Tri-City). The mission of the County Behavioral Health … read more
Crisis intervention phone numbers, county mental health offices, intake clinics for each county.
This booklet provides a framework for those who may encounter a troubled student or employee and identify helpful resources.
DBSA offers both in-person and online support groups. As independent affiliates of DBSA in their communities, DBSA chapters offer nearly 650 peer-run support groups. They have groups for individuals with depression and bipolar disorder, parents of people with mood disorders, … read more
Mission is to educate patients, families, professionals and the public concerning the nature of depression and bipolar illness as medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve the availability and quality of … read more
This self-test offered by Mental Health America can help you determine whether you are experiencing depression.
Spanish-language Patient Health Questionnaire PHQ-9.
Developed based on work directly with community colleges, this matrix provides an outline to develop and sustain community referrals for colleges.
This sample report form includes space to provide information about the incident as well as useful hints based on campus policies.