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
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.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in teenagers, and deaths by suicide are on the rise in teens and young adults. Sometimes suicide can seem sudden, but in many cases there are signs and symptoms that someone … read more
Genders & Sexualities Alliances, or GSAs for short, are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. GSAs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve … read more
Adapted from “What is PTSD?” from National Center for PTSD website: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/what-is-ptsd.asp
This guide offers five recommendations and strategies to improve student mental health.
This blog discusses the COVID-19 pandemic from a student affairs perspective. The author, Katie Treadwell, describes going on a study abroad trip during March, 2020, and struggling to navigate the early days of the lockdown. So how can campus leaders … read more
The University of Texas Austin created this list of signs of emotional distress, ways to help, potential signs of crisis, and strategies for maintaining personal boundaries.
This report shows how colleges and universities met the challenge of emergency aid during the pandemic, drawing on a year of surveys and focus groups, fielded and conducted by The Hope Center and DVP-Praxis, that reflect the views of institutional … read more
How can you provide support when a student demonstrates signs or talks about suicide?
The following guidance may help you feel more comfortable talking about suicide.
NCTSN has collated resources to support children, families, and communities to recover after wildfires.
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.
This resource provides information to help youth know what words to use when talking about suicide with friends and peers. This fact sheet includes when you should ask, examples of what to say, when to get help, as well as … read more
The pandemic, political divisiveness, international conflict, civil unrest, economic instability, and more—it has all taken a toll on our mental health.
Young Invincibles was founded by a group of students in the summer of 2009, motivated by the recognition that young people’s voices were not being heard in the debate over health care reform. They advocate for the role of young … read more
YLVHE offers valuable insights from young people, ages 5-26, about how the social determinants of health – factors in the environment where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship & age – shape their lives & communities.
Young people are leading the movement for change. This guide is designed for youth activists who want to organize for change. It contains tips and tools gathered from youth activists working on issues such as reproductive justice, gun violence, climate … read more
Youth Connection, a new hub of resources that are designed to help students succeed in K-12 education, higher education, and life. Written by students, for students, resources address topics such as understanding homeless definitions, getting help with financial aid (including … read more
Youth Empowerment by Youth ERA aims to give you the knowledge you need in order to conquer the challenges you face affecting your mental health. It is home to self-help articles, resources, and original content from youth served to support … read more
Postsecondary attainment is increasingly necessary to move out of poverty and homelessness and live a healthy life.