Be an Ally to Students in Crisis
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.
- Mental Health is Health: 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.
- Psychiatry.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.
- We Reach Out: 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.
- U Lifeline: 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.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to utilize the resources available to them and students through campus services and administration.
- 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.
- On-Campus Counseling
- Case Management
- Support Groups
- Health Services
- Campus Administration
- Campus Safety and Police
- Disability Support Services
Resources for College Students
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Lifeline Crisis Chat
- Crisis Text Line
- The Alex Project [text ANSWER to 839863 or LISTEN to 741741]
Identify and measure mental and behavioral health risk.
- Download Behavior Rubric
- BIRT Protocol Algorithm
- BIRT Status Relocation Rubric
- BIRT Risk Assessment Algorithm
- BIRT Spreadsheet Template (or view file as a Microsoft Word Document)