If you are having suicidal feelings, or having difficulty controlling the urge to hurt yourself or someone else, or know someone who is having these feelings,
seek help immediately.
Please contact any one of the Moreno Valley College Behavioral Intervention Team members should you be concerned about a student's behavior.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to utilize the resources available to them and students through campus services and administration.
- Community Mental Health Resources
- Campus Police
- Disability Support Services: Assessment for learning accommodations
- Health Services: Psychological counseling/and our referral to community providers
- On-Campus Mental Health Resources
Benefits of counseling include relief from distressing symptoms; improved emotional health; the acquisition of new approaches to problem solving and decision making; more satisfying interpersonal relationships; and increased insight and understanding of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Visit MVC's Health Services Mental Health section.
- Student Services Administrators
General Mental Health
Below are additional links to excellent websites for mental health information:
- 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.
- Healthyminds.org: This website of the American Psychiatric Association offers a broad array of information on topics related to mental health.
- Helpguide: Website operated by a non-profit organization offers information and resources on a broad range of mental health topics.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): An advocacy group for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. Good source of information and resources on mental health topics.
- ReachOut.com: 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.
- ULifeLine.org: 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 issues.
Crisis Response Training through Kognito At-Risk
BIRT has adopted an interactive, online gatekeeper training simulation that will assist faculty and staff to better identify and refer students in distress to support services on campus. We highly recommend that you take this 45 minute course, which is already in use at over 400 colleges and universities.
Visit MVC's Health Services Kognito Interactive Trainings section. To take the course, follow the instructions below:
- Go to: http://ccc.kognito.com
- Click "Access Training"
- Create an account and choose Point of View: Faculty
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Identify and measure mental and behavioral health risk.
- Download Behavior Rubricpdf
- BIRT Protocol Algorithmpdf
- BIRT Status Relocation Rubricpdf
- BIRT Risk Assessment Algorithmpdf
- BIRT Status Relocation Rubricpdf
- BIRT Spreadsheet Templatepdf (or view file as a Microsoft Word Document)
Resources for College Students
- Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campusespdf
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Lifeline Crisis Chat
- Crisis Text Line
- The Alex Project [text ANSWER to 839863 or LISTEN to 741741]
- The Alex Project - Facebook Community Organization
- Mental Health Screening