This tip sheet provides facts about suicide and LGBTQ people, as well as ways to talk about suicide safely and accurately–and in ways that advance vital public discussions about preventing suicide among LGBTQ people and supporting their health and well-being.
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.
Working collaboratively with the NAMI Support Technical Assistance and Resource (STAR) Center, the UIC Center developed a cultural competency toolkit for use by mental health peer-run programs and self-help groups. The toolkit is also applicable to traditional mental health and … read more
This free kit of materials from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is designed to help staff in schools, youth-serving agencies, and suicide prevention programs provide a workshop on suicide prevention among LGBT youth. Materials in the kit include a … read more
Transformation Center Example of peer support for mental health from NAMI-Massachusetts Transformation Center
A Massachusetts statewide peer-operated training, technical assistance, and peer support networking organization. We seek to transform policy and practice in communities and systems by facilitating the growth, well-being and diverse voices and expressions of people in all stages of recovering … read more
This fact sheet, adapted from the National Center for PTSD website, describes traumatic brain injury signs and symptoms, and discusses overlap with PTSD.
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.
Cutting is the act of intentionally inflicting harm on oneself. Cutting isn’t a suicide attempt, though it may look and seem that way.
A recent study showed that stress — more than physical illness, lack of sleep or concern for a friend or family members — was the single biggest obstacle to academic performance at college.
ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.
This page is written for college students. It explains signs and symptoms of suicidal ideation or feelings, as well as how to get help.
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 … read more
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its operating divisions offer a variety of resources and programs specifically designed to support military families.
My HealtheVet provides links to manage Veterans Affairs prescriptions, appointments, and records, as well as mental and physical health resources and screening tools.
Sometimes, life’s challenges can feel overwhelming, like there’s no way things can get better. When things feel unbearable, or if you’re having thoughts of ending your life, support is available. VA offers a number of programs and resources for Veterans … read more
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responderswith the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline have joined with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to create the Veterans Self-Check Quiz. This is a safe, easy way to learn whether stress and depression might be … read more
The WAVR-21 – Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk – is a 21-item coded instrument for the structured assessment of workplace and campus targeted violence risk.
Tips for controlling compulsive binge eating triggered by emotional needs.
Every year, college students are affected by a multitude of health issues. Wellness Central, a new online health and wellness tool with content tailored to the needs of California Community College students, is now available on Canvas. Containing resources about … read more
Adapted from “What is PTSD?” from National Center for PTSD website: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/what-is-ptsd.asp