Santa Monica College, a long time beneficiary of CalMHSA-funded projects through Active Minds, the Foundation for CA Community Colleges, and others, is among the esteemed Healthy Campus Aware winners. In fact, SMC was the highest-scoring campus of all of the applicants among a very competitive field.
This document provides an overview of screening tools that can be implemented at CCC. These tools are complementary and can help your campus expand mental health service capacity at both the student and population level.
This tool is designed to help all CCC select strategies for establishing or growing their college’s mental health services. It includes guided reflection questions, suggested strategies and programs for every level of readiness, and further resources and trainings your college can use.
Nearly 40,000 students from 57 CCC participated in the #RealCollege Survey from the CCC Chancellor’s Office and The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice in fall of 2016 and 2018. Seven in 10 respondents had experienced food insecurity or housing insecurity or homelessness in the last year.
There is a wide spectrum of mental health conditions that impact students, ranging from mild depression, stress, and anxiety, to clinically diagnosed mental illness, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.