Relevant Websites and Resources

Affordable Care Act Resources for CCCs

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Anger Management

Anxiety and Panic Disorder

Associations and Organizations

Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Behavioral Intervention Teams/Threat Assessment/Crisis Intervention

Bullying, Intimidation

Campus Mental Health Planning

Campus Safety

Data and Statistics

Domestic Abuse/Dating Violence

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Eating Disorders

Gambling Addiction

Foster Youth

General Health, Fitness, Nutrition, and Wellness

General Mental Health

Grief and Loss

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning (LGBTQ)

Mental Health Law

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Peer-to-Peer Support

Racially and Ethnically Diverse Students


Screening and Assessment Tools

Seasonal Affective Disorder


Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment


Social Media

Stigma and Discrimination


Student Athletes

Student Success & Support Program/Student Equity Planning

Suicide Prevention

Surveys and Needs Assessments

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Affordable Care Act Resources for CCCs

Affordable Health Care Act Conference Calls

Interactive webinars on the Health Care Law are hosted by the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Covered California

The new coverage requirement goes into effect on January 1, 2014 and people can start signing up for insurance in October. Covered California Town Halls, the state's new marketplace for affordable health insurance, has also scheduled eight upcoming town halls to discuss the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Getting Covered Campaign

Getting Covered is a campaign to inform young adults and their families about dependent coverage, the provision in the new health care law that allows young adults to stay on their parent's plan until age 26. The Getting Covered campaign is the product of over twenty national organizations and dozens of state and local groups, all dedicated to making health care reform work for young adults.

Healthcare for the College Student

In efforts to provide Affordable Care Act information that students can relate to, understand, and learn something by the end of the presentation, Vir Maniquiz, a Cal State University, Northridge (CSUN), MPH intern at LA Pierce College developed the Healthcare for the College Student. The data provided is the result of real-time data collection during class presentations. Please feel free to share this information and use it for your own campus, with credit attributed to Ms. Mainquiz, who diligently developed and continuously updates this information throughout the Fall.

Helping Students Understand Health Care Reform and Enroll in Health Insurance

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and Young Invincibles conducted a webinar highlighting the guidebook. This guide includes information about student health insurance options, how to apply, who can help, and key messages and outreach methods you as a community college administrator, faculty member, or staff member can use to inform your students about their health care options.

To view this guidebook, click here:

Young Invincibles

Young Invincibles is coordinating a statewide health care education campaign targeting persons 18-24. One of the first projects will be a major health care education campaign in the Los Angeles community targeting underserved youth populations, and creating a coalition of community health centers, youth service organizations, high schools and community colleges. The project will also involve the development of a health care mobile application to educate young adults about their health care options. An info graphic to helps students understand their health coverage options is also in progress.

If you would like to be receive regular updates concerning Affordable Care Act resources, please email, to be added to the CCC SMHP monthly newsletter.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Addiction and the Brain's Pleasure Pathway: Beyond Willpower

Describes how the brain becomes addicted and why relapse is so common. (

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Provides a list of prescription drugs commonly abused, including depressants, opioids and morphine derivatives, and stimulants, and provides their common and street names, how they are generally administered, and their potential health effects.

Drugs of Abuse

Learn the facts about the most commonly abused drugs. For each drug, get a brief overview, street and clinical names, the effects of the drug on the brain and body, statistics and trends, and relevant publications and articles. (National Institute of Drug Abuse)

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Booklet on drug addiction, including its effects on the brain and new approaches to preventing and treating the disease. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Narcotics Anonymous

Worldwide services for overcoming drug addiction, including searchable database of local meetings and support groups. (Narcotics Anonymous)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

One of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world and offers a large range of resources and information for free.

Rethinking Drinking

Interactive website with tools to help you check your drinking pattern, identify signs and symptoms of a problem, and get tools to cut back. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

Self-Test for Teens

20 questions that will allow you to determine if you or someone you know is at risk drug or alcohol dependence and in need of immediate assistance. (NCADD)

StreetTalk Pamphlets

A series of lively, informative articles on the ever-changing world of street drugs, including crystal meth, ecstasy, heroin, and club drugs. (Do It Now Foundation)

Ulifeline - Alcohol and Drugs

Anger Management

Anger management: Ten tips to tame your temper

Tested techniques for managing anger from the Mayo Clinic's online community.

Conflict Resolution Skills

Managing anger effectively is closely related to handling conflict in relationships. This site provides an overview of conflict resolution as well as techniques you can use now.

Controlling Anger before it Controls You

The American Psychological Association provides an in-depth report on anger management including techniques for controlling anger and self-assessment.

Anxiety and Panic Disorder

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

A leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders.

National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH)

A division of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the NIMH site is a reliable source of information and resources.

ULifeline - Anxiety Disorders

Associations and Organizations

American College Health Association (ACHA)

A membership organization, AHCA serves institutions of higher education and college health care professionals to address the health needs of students at colleges and universities.

Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

The mission of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) is to assist college/university directors in providing effective leadership and management of their centers, in accord with the professional principles and standards with special attention to issues of diversity and multiculturalism. AUCCCD promotes the awareness of student mental health and development issues in higher education through research, advocacy, education, and training provided to members, professional organizations, and the public.

California Community College Mental Health & Wellness Association

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 112 colleges of the California Community College System. California's community colleges serve approximately 2.9 million students.

County Behavioral Directors Association of California

The County Behavioral Directors Association of California (CBHDA) is a non profit advocacy association representing the behavioral health directors from each of California’s 58 counties, as well as two cities (Berkeley and Tri-City). The mission of the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA) is to assure the accessibility of quality, cost-effective, culturally competent behavioral health care for the people of the State of California by providing the leadership, advocacy, and support to public behavioral health programs.

Health Services Association California Community Colleges

Mental Health Issues and College Students: What Advisors Can Do (Clearinghouse Academic Advising Resources) by Ruth Harper and Meghan Peterson

Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Students

Schools are often where students' mental health needs are discovered and where support is provided. ... 2006.pdf

Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

ADD / ADHD Help Center (part of provides expert, ad-free mental health information and resources.

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)

The nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters that offer support for students, parents, teachers, and others.

National Resource Center on ADHD

A program of CHADD, offers information sheets on a wide variety of topics related to ADHD, some specifically oriented to college students.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Programming Strategies for Supporting College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Behavioral Intervention Teams/Threat Assessment/Crisis Intervention

Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

The Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) was founded in 1992 as a non-profit organization comprised of law enforcement, prosecutors, mental health professionals, corporate security experts, probation and parole personnel and others involved in the area of threat and violence risk assessment. The purpose of ATAP is to afford its members a professional and educational environment to exchange ideas and strategies to address such issues as stalking, threats, and homeland security.

Balancing Safety and Support on Campus: A Guide for Campus Teams

This guidebook, developed by the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) and led by the Jed Foundation, addresses a recognized need for a resource to help both existing and new college based teams make informed decisions about their structure, scope, functions, and day-to-day operations. This guide summarizes the existing literature on campus teams and suggests some of the key issues that should be considered when creating or managing a campus team. The guide may be particularly useful to new teams considering various options for how they should be organized and led, but should also be helpful to existing teams interested in assessing their current functions, operations, or emphases. To make the guide as practical and accessible as possible, examples from existing campus teams and suggestions by an expert Advisory Board are included throughout this resource. An appendix includes links to additional resources and tools that could not be included in their entirety.

Campus Attacks

U.S. Secret Service (USS), the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) explored the issue of violence at institutions of higher education (IHEs) in response to the tragic shooting at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ("Virginia Tech") on April 16, 2007. The findings are pertinent and far-reaching, and the incidents studied include all forms of targeted violence, ranging from domestic violence to serial killers.

Data Collection Tool

The Data Collection Tool (DCT) is a document developed by members of the Threat Assessment Regional Evaluation Team (TARGET), consisting of representatives from academia, mental health care, and local, state, and federal law enforcement. The DCT was designed for Institutes of Higher Education to collect pertinent data related to a person or persons of concern and/or threat(s) made or received. The DCT is not a diagnostic tool. Further, there should be no weight attributed to any question or the DCT itself. The collection, storage, and maintenance of sensitive personal information should comply with all applicable laws.

Developing and Implementing Campus Threat Assessment Teams

This presentation covers an overview of threat assessment, steps in the threat assessment process, case management strategies, and common legal issues pertaining to the threat assessment and response process.

Dickinson College - Firearms, Weapons & Explosives Policy

Sample weapon policy from a college campus

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative: Implications for the Prevention of school attacks in the United States

The focus of the Safe School Initiative was on examining the thinking, planning, and other behaviors engaged in by students who carried out school attacks. Particular attention was given to identifying pre-attack behaviors and communications that might be detectable--or "knowable"--and could help in preventing some future attacks.

The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting

Amended Clery Act and the new regulations that were added by Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Similar to the 2005 version, this handbook takes you step by step along the path to compliance and explains what the regulations mean and what they require of your institution.

Implementing Behavioral Threat Assessment on Campus: A Virginia Tech Demonstration Project

U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime provides a summary of the comprehensive threat assessment and case management program developed in response to the 2007 shootings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The intention of this publication is to provide information on the models that have been implemented in response to the school shooting and to assist other institutions in the development of prevention policies and programs. The development and implementation of the campus' multi-disciplinary threat assessment team is discussed and resources are provided that cover both the initial threat assessment phase, as well as aspects of response to and recovery from an event.

The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA)

The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) is an organization for the support and professional development of behavioral intervention team members.

Responding to Distressed Students (University of California, Santa Barbara, Counseling Services)

Addresses how to deal with students who have problems ranging from aggression and potential violence to substance abuse, suicide and irrational behavior. Clicking on one of the problems listed, leads to a page of useful information, including dos and don'ts for each type of behavior.

Scenes from a Classroom: Managing Conflict (University of Minnesota, Center for Teaching and Learning Services)

An online video workshop with ten scenarios of difficult moments between student and instructor followed by advice from teaching consultants for ways each situation might be handled.

The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective

This monograph presents a systematic procedure for threat assessment and intervention. The model is designed to be used by educators, mental health professionals and law enforcement agencies.

School Shooters

This site is a compendium of resources to help prevent rampage attacks and to understand the perpetrators of large-scale school violence. The purpose of this collection is to assist professionals in education, mental health, and law enforcement, as well as anyone else who is interested, in learning about those who commit school shootings.

Scope: School and College for Prevention Educators

SCOPE is an independent, not-for-profit membership association for prevention educators and professionals. SCOPE embraces an ecological, inclusive, holistic, feminist, public health, evidence-based and multi-disciplinary vision of prevention. SCOPE's operating costs are subsidized by The NCHERM Group, LLC.

Threat Assessment in the Campus Setting

This whitepaper includes tools in which to measure potential threats on campus.

Threat Assessment Teams for Troubled Students: Putting the Pieces Together


An electronic tool for the workplace assessment of violence risk

Bullying, Intimidation

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

Violence prevention program for schools and communities. Website offers information on bullying and on dating violence.

Website of the US Department of Health and Human Services offers information and resources on preventing and responding to bullying and cyberbullying.

Campus Mental Health Planning

Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student

This guide provides a college or university community, regardless of its size, culture, and resources, with a list of issues to consider when drafting or revising protocols relating to the management of the student in acute distress or at risk for suicide.

Guide for Campus Mental Health Planning

As campus teams have become more widespread, the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) recognized the need for a resource that would help both existing and new teams make informed decisions about their structure, scope, functions, and day-to-day operations. This guide summarizes the existing literature on campus teams and suggests some of the key issues that should be considered when creating or managing a campus team. The guide may be particularly useful to new teams considering various options for how they should be organized and led, but should also be helpful to existing teams interested in assessing their current functions, operations, or emphases.

A Guide to Campus Mental Health Action Planning

Campus Safety

Dickinson College - Firearms, Weapons & Explosives Policy

Sample weapon policy from a college campus

Data and Statistics

The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors Annual Survey

California Department of Health Care Services 2012: California Mental Health and Substance Use Needs Assessment Final Report

California Mental Health and Substance Use Needs Assessment, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WISQARS

WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.

Effects of Reduced Funding on Disabled Student Programs and Services in California Community Colleges

EPICenter California Injury Data Online

Source on injury by type that can be filtered by specific demographics

Healthy Minds Network: College Survey Data Interactive Portal

An interactive data interface portal for college administrators, researchers, clinicians, and others to easily examine data from the national campus mental health surveys-the Healthy Minds Study and the Healthy Bodies Study is now available. The portal was designed as a resource for all users, regardless of their statistical/research experience. The interface uses a simple drop-down menu, allowing users to look at survey findings for specific sub-groups of students (e.g., by gender, race/ethnicity) and compare with peer institutions. You can access the data interface here:
Username: guest       Password: guest

The Mental Health Needs of Today's College Students: Challenges and Recommendations

2014 National Survey of College Counseling Centers

The National Survey of College Counseling Centers (formerly the National Survey of Counseling Center Directors) has been conducted since 1981 and has included data provided by the administrative heads of four-year college and university counseling centers in the United States and Canada. The purpose of the survey has been to stay abreast of current trends in college counseling and to provide counseling center directors with ready access to the administrative, ethical, and clinical issues faced by their colleagues in the field.

The Nature of Suicidal Crises in College Students

Profile of Today's College Student

Select Information on the Mental Health Status of California Community College Students (2010)

Survey of Community/Two-Year College Counseling Services. (2011), American College Counseling Association: Community College Task Force

A Survey of Mental Health Practices in the California Community Colleges

US Center For Disease Control Suicide Data Sheet

Domestic Abuse/Dating Violence

The Hotline

Information on domestic/ dating violence and a 24-hour national hotline: (800) 799-7233

Love is Respect

Youth-oriented site with information, videos, online chat, and hotline for dating abuse.
24-hour hotline: (866) 331-9474

Safe Horizons

Non-profit organization offers information, resources, and referrals for dating violence, homelessness, sexual abuse, and other issues affecting youth. 24-hour hotline for dating/domestic violence: (800) 621-4673

Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence Toolkit

This toolkit was developed by the American College Health Association and supported by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Program Announcement #05040 (US4/CCU324945-02): Enhancing Healthcare Providers Ability to Prevent Sexual Violence.

Website of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is a robust source of information and resources on domestic and intimate partner violence.

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Information and resources about anxiety and depression, and related issues such as obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

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 help and support; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.

Depression Screening Test

This self-test offered by Mental Health America can help you determine whether you are experiencing depression.

Ulifeline - Bipolar Disorder

Eating Disorders

Comprehensive overview of the signs, symptoms, treatment and help for bulimia nervosa

Eating for Life Alliance

Non-profit organization provides colleges with educational resources to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.

Overview includes how to distinguish healthy dieting from anorexia nervosa and how anorexia nervosa affects body functioning.

Listen to Your Body

Advice on overcoming binge eating by listening to your body and learning to distinguish between physical and emotional hunger. (National Eating Disorders Association)

Mayo Clinic: Bulimia Nervosa Treatment

An overview of treatment options, including drugs, for bulimia nervosa.

Mayo Clinic: How to stop emotional eating

Tips for controlling compulsive binge eating triggered by emotional needs.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders, good source of information and resources. Helpline is available M-F, Central Time: (630) 577-1330

National Eating Disorders Association

Information and support for individuals affected by eating disorders and their families. Hotline: (800) 931-2237

Overeaters Anonymous

Twelve-step program to support people who want to change compulsive eating habits.

Ulifeline - Eating Disorders

Foster Youth

Healthy Transitions Curriculum (for young adults transitioning out of foster care)

Healthy Transitions provides curriculum for young adults transitioning out of foster care with the purpose of helping them to realize their own strengths and abilities. Ultimately, the object of the curriculum is to increase awareness and disseminate information about the many facets of wellness and self-care, with the goal of instilling these students with healthy habits, connecting them to local resources and services, and empowering them to reach a higher state of health and well-being. Through a combination of training and peer-to-peer support, Healthy Transitions serves to support these young people physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Curriculum resources include Youth Workbook and supplemental tools, Trainer Guide, Presenter Slides, Supplemental Curriculum, Peer-to-Peer Support Manual, and Coordinator Resource Toolkit.

Incorporating the Needs of Foster Youth Info into Community College Student Mental Health Plans (2014)

Gambling Addiction

California Council on Problem Gambling

Non-profit organization dedicated to helping people affected by problem gambling. 24-hour helpline: (800) 426-2537

Gamblers Anonymous

Twelve-step program to support individuals to change compulsive gambling behavior. Website offers a broad range of problem gambling information and resources, including localized hotline information.

Screening Test

Self-test offered by Gamblers Anonymous to help you determine whether your gambling has become a problem.

General Health, Fitness, Nutrition, and Wellness

California Smokers Helpline

Information and support for smoking cessation. Helpline number: (800) 662 - 2888

Website of the US Department of Agriculture offers tips for eating healthy foods on a budget, daily food plans, sample menus and recipes, and various tools and resources for good nutrition.

Energy Drinks on College Campuses: Motivations, Risky Behaviors, and Health Concerns

Website of the US Department of Health and Human Services offers information, publications, and other resources on issues related to health, fitness, and nutrition.

Specific suggestions for incorporating exercise into your routine at college.

Medline Plus

Website of the US National Library of Medicine offers reliable information on a wide variety of health, wellness, and medical issues.

The Nutrition Source

Website of the Harvard School of Public Health offers information about nutrition, health, recipes, and preventing diabetes.

US Department of Agriculture offers information on nutrition, health, weight management, shopping, cooking, and meal planning.

General Mental Health

County Mental Health Directors

Go Ask Alice

Website operated by Columbia University to answer the questions of college students on issues related to physical health, mental health, and sexuality.

Half Of Us

This engaging youth-oriented site uses video stories of students and high-profile artists to increase awareness about mental health issues and the importance of getting help.

This website of the American Psychiatric Association offers a broad array of information on topics related to mental health.

Expert, ad-free resources help you resolve health challenges.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

An advocacy group for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. A good source of information and resources on mental health topics.

An information and support service using evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues.

Strategic Primer on College Student Mental Health

Published by the APA, NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and the American Council on Education, the primer explains that mental health issues are a "critical component" of ensuring students' success. While many colleges focus on access, retention, and completion, the primer states, they should also focus on mental health and wellness. Responding in part to President Obama's call to launch a national conversation to increase the understanding and awareness about mental health, the partnering organizations, in collaboration with the lead authors, advisory committee, editorial group, and the organizations and institutions they represent, reviewed trends in college student mental health and sought out examples of practice that contribute to student well-being.

Student Mental Health: A Guide to Identifying Disorders and Promoting Wellness

Learn about the various mental health challenges facing college students, the support and counseling resources available to them, and practical measures and coping strategies to help students overcome behavioral, emotional, and psychological obstacles.

An online resource for college students with information about protecting your emotional health and what to do if you or friends are struggling with mental health.

Grief and Loss

Complicated Grief

Learn the difference between the normal grief reaction and complicated grief, including information about symptoms, risk factors, and treatment. From the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide.

Coping with Loss and Grief Through Online Support Groups

The death of a loved one is a natural and inevitable life experience. Those who must cope with the loss, experience various grief reactions. Typically, people discuss their grief reaction with someone they know or do not discuss it at all. Current technology now enables people to cope with grief through participation in online support.

Death and Grief

Article for young people on how to cope with grief and loss. Includes tips for dealing with the pain and taking care of yourself during the grieving process. (Nemours Foundation)

Grief After Suicide

Understanding your emotions, as well as suicide in general, may ease your grieving after suicide. From the Buddha Dharma Education Association.

Grief and Loss

Explanation of the main phases of grieving process, with tips for helping someone who is grieving, from the University of Illinois Counseling Center.

Online support community for people dealing with grief, death, and major loss, with over fifty monitored support groups for children, youth, and adults.

Life After Loss

Guide to coping with grief and loss from the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center.

Major Depression and Complicated Grief

The warning signs and symptoms that suggest grief has progressed to major depression or complicated grief, from the American Cancer Society. ...

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning (LGBTQ)

Campus Pride Lil Purple Backpack Resource Guide

40-plus page, full-color, pocket-sized resource guide filled to the brim with exciting student organizing and social justice tips and tricks, how-to's and action guides for LGBT students, campus and community organizers, student organizations and staff and faculty.

The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Non-profit organization that strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

ICRC-S & SPRC Research to Practice Webinar, Advances in Suicide Prevention: Research, Practice, and Policy Implications for LGBT Populations

This webinar will offer participants up-to-date information about what is already known about LGBT suicide risk across the lifespan as well as what is being done to improve future research.
ICRC-S & SPRC Q & A with Panelists:

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

A national organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. Their mission is to promote the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their families and friends, to end discrimination, and to secure equal civil rights.

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

Well-respected organization that provides education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.

Talking About LGBT Issues Series from the Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

A set of research-based resources designed to help shape discussions with conflicted or undecided Americans—and help them better understand key issues of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including a nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community, and advocacy/educational programs. 24-hour Crisis Intervention Lifeline: 866-488-7386

Mental Health Law

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Campus Mental Health: Know Your Rights! A guide for students who want to seek help for mental illnesses or emotional distress.

College Students in Crisis: Preventing Campus Suicides and Protecting Civil Rights

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Recently, the U.S. Department of Education announced new regulations to strengthen the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). These regulations serve to increase the safety of student information while adding flexibility to schools' ability to access data and hold accountable those who abuse or misuse student information. The new regulations address the gap between institutions with students in attendance, such as schools and colleges, and other institutions such as student lenders that do not have students in attendance and who were not previously prevented under FERPA from accessing student information. Schools, administrators, and policymakers will also have increased access to student records to determine the adequacy of student programming and the success of schools' graduates. These new regulations follow the establishment of a Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), which provides technical assistance to educational institutions related to the privacy, security, and confidentiality of student records.

Student Mental Health and the Law: A Resource for Institutions of Higher Education

Provides an overview of all applicable laws and guidelines related to students at risk due to mental health issues. It is a tool for Institutions of Higher Education to use in developing and informing campus policy about students at risk. It was designed to address some of the legal and ethical issues faced when working with students in distress. The document is divided into four primary sections to address key challenges faced by school administrators and health/mental health professionals. These include 1) privacy and confidentiality; 2) disability law; 3) delivering mental health services; and 4) understanding liability for suicide and violence. In addition, "good practice" recommendations are also outlined throughout the document.

Suicidal Students, Behavioral Intervention Teams and the Direct Threat Standard

Although campuses should consult their own legal departments, a whitepaper published in 2012 and co-published by the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management and the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association answers some common questions about suicidal students, behavioral intervention teams, and the direct threat standard.

U.S. Department of Education

Balancing Student Privacy and School Safety: A Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act for Colleges and Universities

Surveys and Needs Assessments

American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA)

The ACHA-National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a nationally recognized research survey developed to measure student risk factors, perceived norms, and health and mental health issues. The ACHA-NCHA includes multi-topic areas relevant to a student's health and wellness, and includes questions regarding: alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, sexual health, weight, nutrition and exercise, mental health, personal safety, and violence. The ACHA-NCHA also ties mental health measures with measures of academic success, such as academic performance and student retention.

The Healthy Minds Study (HMS)

The Healthy Minds Survey (HMS) is a project of The Healthy Minds Network for Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health (HMN), based at the University of Michigan. Launched in 2007, HMS focuses exclusively on mental health and related issues.

International Survey of Counseling Center Directors


JedCampus is an online self-assessment survey program that helps colleges explore and enhance their campus mental health and suicide prevention programming. The survey makes it easy for colleges and universities to evaluate their mental health promotion and suicide prevention programming. Your school's survey responses to us and our feedback reports to you are confidential.

National Survey of Student Engagement

Results feature findings on new engagement Indicators, topics of special interest to institutions including academic advising and technology, the online student experience, and an exploration of the relationship between higher-order learning and other indicators of academic challenge.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Information and resources about anxiety and depression, and related issues such as obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Screening Test

This self-test offered by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America can help you determine whether you have symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder. ...

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

Non-profit organization whose mission is to advocated for, and provide information, support, and resources to, people with OCD, their families, and professionals who work with them.

Peer-to-Peer Support

Forging New Partnerships: Working with California's Colleges & Universities (NAMI California Annual Conference - August 16, 2013)

This workshop provides an overview of the University of California and the California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Programs funded by CalMHSA, including current challenges with sustainability, and best practices from colleges that have effectively partnered with local NAMI affiliates.

Friends are Good Medicine. Resources and training for peer support

Peer Support and Peer Providers: Redefining Mental Health Recovery

Pillars of Peer Support: Transforming Mental Health Systems of Care Through Peer Support Services

Promoting Student Mental Health at Community Colleges webinar, Active Minds

This webinar will provide an overview of the research on student mental health at community colleges and identify models and resources that can be helpful in promoting mental health services on community college campuses. In addition, it will offer examples of how select campuses have developed programs to engage students in mental health awareness and services in a variety of school systems and settings. While this webinar focuses on community colleges, some of the information may be applicable to any campus.

Reach Out Online peer-to-peer mental health support forum

Transformation Center Example of peer support for mental health from NAMI-Massachusetts Transformation Center

Racially and Ethnically Diverse Students

Beyond the Talk, Practicing the Walk: A Path to Bridge the Cultural Gap

Resource toolkit that outlines several best practices and tools to reduce disparities for African-Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Latinos, Native Americans, as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) populations. The toolkit is the result of over 450 behavioral health professionals, county mental health, ethnic services managers, administrators, policy-makers, consumers, and community members gathered at the 2012 Cultural Competence and Mental Health Southern Region Summit XVIII in San Diego, California.

Cultural Competence Curriculum Modules

Consist of nine individual modules addressing issues of cultural competence. The curriculum focuses on relating to and serving individuals from different cultures. The modules were developed as short and user-friendly modules that can be used by staff with varying levels of knowledge to integrate into existing programs. The modules were designed for workers in allied health careers, but the initial modules are applicable to all career fields. Go to and select the tab, Curriculum. Scroll down and select the download, Cultural Competence Model Curriculum.

Culture and Community: Suicide Prevention Resources for Native Americans in California

Developed by the "Know the Signs," California's statewide suicide prevention campaign, contains social marketing and messaging materials.

An umbrella organization launched in 2014 to give every Californian the tools to combat stigma and build mental health awareness, and is a good starting point for student mental health stakeholders seeking connection to a community of individuals and organizations dedicated to mental wellness and equality. The website offers information about the benefits of prevention and early intervention, and allows people to share their own experiences with mental health, identify resources including local speakers and regional networks of care, and access tools for promoting awareness through social media. Ribbons, stickers, and other outreach items are available in both English and Spanish. The Each Mind Matters Great Minds Gallery hosts many videos with stories of hope and resilience that can be used in outreach to Asian communities.

Know the Signs

A statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. The Know the Signs suicide prevention campaign is culturally adapting suicide prevention outreach materials such as posters, brochures, and print, TV and radio ads, for the Korean, Vietnamese, Hmong, Lao, Chinese, Cambodian, and Filipino communities. The ads break down the misconception that seeking help is a sign of weakness. All materials will be available in the Resource Center at Your Voice Counts by the end of August 2014.

Language Matters in Mental Health brochure

Developed by Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, the brochure provides a succinct introduction of the importance of appropriate language in talking about mental health conditions.

Let's Talk

A counseling center outreach program designed to reach students who are less likely to seek mental health services and to engage students who would be otherwise hard to reach, including international students, ethnic, and racial minority students.

NAMI Multicultural Action Center

Provides culturally relevant educational resources and information, including information related to specific racial and ethnic groups. In addition to fact sheets, videos, and other resources for a diverse range of communities, resources for outreach to diverse communities are available.

Nathan Kline Center for Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health

Offers cultural profiles on various cultures and ethnic groups. These profiles highlight cultural traits that need to be taken into account in order to provide meaningful mental health services that meet the needs of specific populations.

National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards in Health and Health Care

Intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint for health and health care organizations.

Suicide Prevention Multicultural Competence Kit

Consists of a set of awareness materials, including presentations, fact sheets, vignettes, brochures, and posters, geared toward developing multicultural competence.

Toolkit for Modifying Evidence-Based Practices to Increase Cultural Competence

Provides a systematic methodology for modifying current practices and identifying new evidence-based practices (EBPs) for possible modification for cultural groups. Additional tools include instruments to help assess the level of cultural competence and readiness for change and a checklist to track activities throughout the process of modifying EBPs for cultural groups.

Toolkit and Training on Assessing Cultural Competency in Peer-Run Mental Health Programs

Created to assist groups to assess their own cultural competency.


The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Formerly known as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), this non-profit organization supports research and provides information on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and autism, among other mental illnesses.


A free booklet published by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMI) is available on their website.

Screening and Assessment Tools

Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) at a Glance

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 team of investigators from Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Pittsburgh, the C-SSRS is a questionnaire used for suicide prevention. Adopted by the CDC, this screening tool is delivered by all gatekeepers, enabling blanket coverage and linking of systems (e.g., campus counseling, security, corrections, hospitals/behavioral health, crisis assessment), fostering prevention.

Interactive Screening Program (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

An estimated 15 percent of students suffer from depression and other mental disorders that put them at risk for suicide. Each year, 10 percent of students report that they've seriously considered suicide. Those who need help the most are often the least likely to request available services. Research shows that many troubled students have beliefs and attitudes that pose significant barriers to treatment. Each year, surveys show that less than 20 percent of college students who die by suicide were past or current clients of the campus counseling center.

NIDA-Modified Alcohol, Smoking, Substance Involvement Screening Tool (ASSIST)

This guide is designed to assist clinicians serving adult patients in screening for drug use.

Suicide Assessment 5 Step Evaluation and Triage

Assessment tool for mental health providers that measures the risk of suicidality through the lens of risk and protective factors.

The Suicide Behavior Questionnaire

Screening tool for suicide prevention that includes a brief questionnaire and scoring instructions to assess for risk of suicide.

Suicide Prevention Training

Kognito is an award-winning developer of role-playing training simulations and games in the areas of health and behavioral health. In our online and mobile simulations, users learn effective communication tactics for managing challenging conversations by practicing speaking with intelligent, fully animated, and emotionally responsive avatars that act and respond like real humans. The main goal of our simulations is to promote behavioral change, early intervention, prevention, and treatment adherence.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Mayo Clinic

Seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you're like most people with seasonal affective disorder, your symptoms start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.


Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment

Being Safe

Tips for college students on avoiding sexual assault. Site also includes useful information on date rape and related topics.

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Provides resources to rape crisis centers.

Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment on Campus

This publication of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) reports the findings of recent studies on the issue of sexual harassment on college campuses.

Male Sexual Assault

Fact sheet of the Mississippi Coalition of Sexual Assault for men who have been sexually assaulted.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)

Sexual Violence brochure published by the U.S. Department of Justice on rape and domestic partner violence from an LGBT perspective.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be caused by rape or sexual assault.

Same-Sex Rape and Sexual Assault

Information from an anti-violence organization associated with Stanford University.

Sexual Assault: A Guide for Families and Loved Ones of Survivors

Guide for understanding and helping friends or family members who have survived a rape or sexual assault.

Sexual Harassment: It's Not Academic

Pamphlet published by the U.S. Department of Education


Advocates for Youth

Provides information on sexuality and reproductive health; advocates for a positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.

American Social Health Association

Information about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Government site offers concise and reliable information about sexually transmitted diseases.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

Website of this nonprofit educational organization offers concise fact sheets on topics related to sexual behavior, relationships, contraception, and reproductive health.

Smarter Sex

Information for college students about dating, relationships, sexuality, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Student Sex Life

An educational resource for college students about sex and healthy relationships.

Social Media

CalMHSA Suicide Prevention

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.

California's mental health movement, Each Mind Matters is one of several Prevention and Early Intervention Initiatives implemented by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of California counties working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The website offers information about the benefits of prevention and early intervention, and allows people to share their own experiences with mental health, identify resources including local speakers and regional networks of care, and access tools for promoting awareness.

Know the Signs

A statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out.


California community college faculty, staff, and administrators have direct access to the tools needed to create inspiring and engaging content that meets the needs of diverse audiences, tough budgets and ever-changing regulations. Here you'll find tools that can help you inspire student success, ensure universal access, and utilize robust delivery methods to bring content to life for all students.

Stigma and Discrimination

California Strategic Plan on Reducing Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination

The California Strategic Plan on Reducing Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination (Plan) crafts a vision that unfolds into four strategic directions and multiple recommended actions. The Plan addresses prevention and early intervention activities, including public education and contact campaigns, to confront the fundamental causes of stigmatizing attitudes and discriminatory and prejudicial actions.

Challenging Stereotypes: An Action Guide (Center for Mental Health Services)

Developing a Stigma Reduction Initiative (Center for Mental Health Services)
Also available in Spanish as Como Utilizar Los Medios Para Luchar El Estigma Y La Discrimination:

Developing a Stigma Reduction Initiative (with CD)

Provides tools to mount an effective mental health stigma and discrimination reduction initiative. Covers planning, partnership development, outreach to schools and businesses, marketing, and grassroots outreach. Includes radio scripts and PSAs.

Highlights of the Final Report of the Evaluation of the Elimination of Barriers Initiative (Center for Mental Health Services)

How to Use the Media to Fight Stigma and Discrimination (National Mental Health Consumers' Self-help Clearinghouse)

Mental Health Anti-Stigma Walkathon Development Guide

Mental Illness Awareness Week Idea Book

The MIAW Idea Book suggests activities that can be incorporated into planning for the fall. Stickers, posters and a web banner to use on websites or in documents are available for download in English and Spanish.

Organizing and Operating a Speakers' Bureau (National Mental Health Consumers' Self-help Clearinghouse)

Partners in Recovery: Creating Successful Practitioner-Consumer Alliances (Center for Mental Health Services)

PSA Central

PSA Central makes it easy to browse and preview current PSA materials for Ad Council campaigns. Everything available for download or order on this site is provided free of charge.

ReachOut Resources

ReachOut seeks to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues for youth across California. ReachOut is an information and support service using evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues. All content is written by teens and young adults, for teens and young adults, to meet them where they are, and help them recognize their own strengths and use those strengths to overcome their difficulties and/or seek help if necessary. ReachOut provides several resources, including flyers, posters, print ads, radio spots, Web banners in both English and Spanish for use on your college campus.

Speak Our Minds Speaker's Bureau

Stop Stigma

Descriptions and links to a variety of mental health related campaigns (organized by topic and by state)

Successful Strategies for Recruiting, Training, and Utilizing Volunteers (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Train the Trainer: A Beginner's Guide to Stamp Out Stigma (Stamp Out Stigma)

What a Difference

Equips local partners with the campaign tools to encourage young adults to support their friends who are living with mental illness. Includes a campaign overview; television, radio, and print PSAs; Web banners, and resources for more information.


The American Institute of Stress

Non-profit organization offers wide variety of information related to stress, coping with stress, and negative health consequences related to stress. Includes a link to a stress self-test.

How to Reduce Stress While in College (About.Com: College Life)

Inner Health Studio Relaxation Products

Medline Plus

Website of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health offers links to many publications on stress and how to cope with stress.

Stress and the College Student (National Health Ministries, 2006) ... /00%20Stress%20and%20the%20College%20Student.pdf

Stress Help Guide (

Stress Management

The Mayo Clinic website offers numerous articles on stress, medical effects of stress, and stress management.

Stress Management Resources from Mind Tools

Stress Relief Techniques that Work for College Students (The Campus Companion, November 2012) ... stress-relief-techniques-for-the-college-student/#.UeMVYFOBWI0

Stress Screener

Screening tool offered by Mental Health America. Site also includes information on the negative health consequences of too much stress and how to manage stress.

Student Athletes


Student athletes learn that they must speak up and seek help to deal with the challenges of balancing academics, athletics and emotional issues.

Student Success & Support Program/Student Equity Planning

Incorporating the Needs of Foster Youth Info into Community College Student Mental Health Plans (2014)

Student Equity Planning

College student equity plans focus on increasing access, course completion, ESL and basic skills completion, degrees, certificates and transfer for all students as measured by success indicators linked to the CCC Student Success Scorecard, and other measures developed in consultation with local colleges.

Student Success & Support Program (SSSP)

Student Success & Support Program (SSSP) (formerly Matriculation) is a process that enhances student access to the California Community Colleges and promotes and sustains the efforts of credit students to be successful in their educational endeavors. The goals of Student Success & Support Program are to ensure that all students complete their college courses, persist to the next academic term, and achieve their educational objectives through the assistance of the student-direct components of the student success & support program (formerly matriculation) process: admissions, orientation, assessment and testing, counseling, and student follow-up.

Student Success Scorecard - 2013 State of the System Report

The Scorecard, which is part of the Student Success Initiative, aims to close achievement gaps, improve outcomes for our system's 2.3 million students and present an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability on student progress and success metrics in public higher education in the United States. As you'll see in the report, the Student Success Initiative is starting to move the needle on the system's performance related to access, progress and completion. ... StudentSuccess_State_Of_The_System_Tables_Graphs.pdf

Student Success Scorecard

In its commitment to increase transfer and degree and certificate attainment, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors has established a performance measurement system that tracks student success at all 113 community colleges. The data available in this scorecard tell how well colleges are doing in remedial instruction, job training programs, retention of students and graduation and completion rates.

Suicide Prevention

After a Suicide: A Suicide Toolkit for Schools (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

Developed by AFSP and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center -- two of the nation's leading organizations devoted to suicide prevention -- to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in a school community.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

Information and education about suicide and depression, programs for suicide survivor treatment, research, and education.

American Psychology Association

Broad scope of information and helpful resources.

California Institute of Mental Health

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 disorder services.

California Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

For the person in crisis, counselors online, and other facts about how to ask for help.

California's Suicide Prevention Program

CalMHSA Suicide Prevention

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. To ensure that the social marketing strategy is grounded in research and evidence, the AdEase/Education Development Center/Your Social Marketer team implemented a variety of research activities in 2011. The reports reflect the results from these fact-finding activities.

Clues to Suicide

People thinking of suicide often give clues when they are feeling desperate and hopeless. One clue may or may not mean a great deal, but any clue is worth exploring. Here is a list of the most common clues.

Harvard School of Public Health:Who is Most Affected by Suicide

Suicide hurts all of us-parents, children, siblings, friends, lovers and spouses. The loss for society is psychological, spiritual, and financial. Understanding suicide requires looking at all of the factors that underlie this complex and intensely emotional issue and applying logic and reason, even in the face of sadness and despair.

The Jed Foundation

Established to prevent suicide on college campuses and focus on the underlying causes of suicide. Convenes higher education and government leaders as well as scientific research and mental health experts in order to design effective prevention programs that reflect the best in current thinking.

Mental Illness: It Shouldn't Drive You Crazy

An Educator's Guide to Successfully Working with Students Who Are Recovering from Mental Illness

MY3 Mobile App

Know the Signs, in collaboration with Santa Clara County and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, developed a mobile app, MY3 that connects users to their primary support networks when they have thoughts of suicide. The free app also features a customizable safety plan and resources page to help individuals at risk for suicide.

NAMI California

Informing, Educating and Supporting people with mental health and their families

NAMI Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Resource Center

CIT (crisis intervention team) programs are a community-based program designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline's national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

Resource Guide for Serving Students with Psychological Disabilities in California's Community Colleges

Samaritans USA

A coalition of 11 non-profit, non-religious Samaritans suicide prevention centers in the United States who respond collectively to almost 250,000 calls annually. Its primary purpose is to further the Samaritans principles of befriending people who are depressed, in crisis and suicidal as practiced on or through our volunteer-staffed crisis response hotlines, public education programs and suicide survivor support groups.

SAMHSA's Campus Suicide Prevention

San Francisco Suicide Prevention's Crisis Lines

Provides immediate crisis intervention and emotional support by voice or chat in English and Spanish 24 hours a day, and employ translation services for callers speaking any other language. Spanish speakers can call (800) 303-7432 to receive services in Spanish directly, or go to Additional resources for youth risk reduction, HIV concerns, drug use and relapse, grief, and internet counseling are available.

SPRC Research to Practice Webinar, Promoting Help-Seeking Among College Students: Strategies for Suicide Prevention

This webinar will focus on one component of a comprehensive, public health approach to suicide prevention and mental health promotion on campuses: increasing student help-seeking. Presenters will share recent research findings and will describe strategies their campuses are employing to increase the likelihood that a student who needs mental health services will seek out and secure assistance.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

A national non-profit agency whose mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma, and serve as a resource for those touched by suicide. SAVE utilizes a national multi-media campaign including television and radio ads, indoor and outdoor media, as well as print ads to raise awareness and educate the general public on the link between brain illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder and suicide.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

SPRC is the nation's only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. We provide technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. We also promote collaboration among a variety of organizations that play a role in developing the field of suicide prevention. These web pages are designed specifically for college and university personnel. Our aim is to provide background information, research, resources, and practical examples to support campus suicide prevention and mental health promotion.

Survivors: Hope & Healing

In effort to highlight the personal impact of suicide and to offer messages of hope and healing to our audience, CSU Fresno developed Survivors: Hope & Healing, a short video that could be shown at each QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training. For more information on QPR, visit‎.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including a nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. 24-hour Crisis Intervention Lifeline 866-488-7386

The Truth about Suicide: Real Stories of Depression in College

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) produces resources available for use in the classroom, including a short film called The Truth about Suicide: Real Stories of Depression in College. ...

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Accommodating Student Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Tips for Campus Faculty and Staff

Free booklet published by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

National Center for PTSD

Website of the Bureau of Veterans Affairs offers information and resources on PTSD.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Free booklet published by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Sidrian Institute

Non-profit organization provides information, resources, and advocacy for trauma survivors.

Understanding PTSD

National Center for PTSD - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


The American Institute of Stress

Information on combat-related stress and post-traumatic stress disorder, resource for veterans and their families.

Center for Deployment Psychology

Community Mental Health Provider Toolkit

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 conditions (found under Mental Health and Wellness).

Disabled American Veterans

Non-profit organization that offers community outreach services and advocacy for disabled veterans.

Executive Order -- Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families

Ensuring that all veterans, service members (Active, Guard, and Reserve alike), and their families receive the support they deserve is a top priority for my Administration.  As part of our ongoing efforts to improve all facets of military mental health, this order directs the Secretaries of Defense, Health and Human Services, Education, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security to expand suicide prevention strategies and take steps to meet the current and future demand for mental health and substance abuse treatment services for veterans, service members, and their families. ...

Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans & Families (2011) and guiding principles

This brochure is a shorter, simplified version of the handbook intended for the general member of a Veterans Service VA mental health care you can our local or regional VA health of mental health care.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Founded in 2004, this non-profit organization is dedicated to helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. Members have access to a social network, connect with other veterans, and get information on local events.

Make the Connection

This is an online one-stop resource for veterans, family and friends about mental health and physical health symptoms and available services and support. The data on this site can be customized to the individual vet experience.

Military Pathways

Offers information and support on mental health issues for veterans, active military, and their families, including screening for PTSD, depression, and alcohol abuse.

NAMI Veterans and Military Resource Center

National Center for PTSD

PTSD: Each VA hospital has a PTSD specialist
PTSD coach application:

Parity for Patriots: The Mental Health Needs of Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families ... ParityforPatriots.pdf

PTSD Coach (iTunes app)

If you are diagnosed with an illness (and even if you're not), another helpful app is PTSD Coach. This app is designed for veterans and military personnel who have, or may have, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and works for civilians as well. In addition to a self-assessment, it provides information about the disorder and how to access professional care and support. Users can also find tools that range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management that will help manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.

SAMHSA Veteran Resources

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration has a list of resources for veterans and families, including links on mental health and trauma.

Student Veterans of America

An alliance of student veteran groups on college campuses that connects groups with resources and advocates on behalf of veteran students. Has information on scholarships, internships, employment and more.

Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

Created by the American Council on Education (ACE), this online resource is designed to help institutions of higher education build effective programs for veteran students and share information. It highlights a variety of best practices including veterans-specific orientation offerings, on-campus veterans service centers, prospective student outreach efforts, faculty training, and counseling and psychological services for veteran students. It also includes video clips, profiles of student veterans' programs across the U.S., and a searchable database of tools and resources.

Understanding and Supporting the Emotional Health of Student Veterans

The Jed Foundation, a national nonprofit working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, works with veterans and campus professionals to develop a training program called, "Understanding and Supporting the Emotional Health of Student Veterans," that helps health professionals understand the student veteran perspective, connect with veterans on their campuses, and identify and address emotional health problems related to their service. The training and CE/CME credits are offered at no charge.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Provides veterans with benefits and services. Their Web site includes a wealth of information such as a directory of VAs across the U.S., help for PTSD, descriptions of VA benefits and facts on healthcare. Also includes a blog, which features relevant news and updates. Here, you can find out the specifics about the post 9/11 GI Bill (and other benefits), apply for it and learn about other education services.

US Department of Veterans Affairs--My Health Vet

If you are wondering if you have symptoms of a specific mental health condition, you can complete a brief screening tool and get instant feedback. ...

US Vets

Provides support service for veterans and their families, including housing, counseling, and career development.


A peer support organization that helps Iraq and Afghanistan veterans heal from psychological and emotional issues stemming from service and war by providing free weekend workshops. They also have a list of veteran resources.

Supporting Military Families

SAMHSA's Leading Change: A Plan for SAMHSA's Roles and Actions 2011-2014

US Department of Health and Human Services

Funded by CalMHSA, this program offers cost-free technical assistance to increase local adoption and promotion of existing and customized EMM tools and resources to the CCC campuses.

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