Comprehensive Planning

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comprehensive suicide prevention model comprised of nine selectable gear like images in yellow, blue, red, and green gear one - identify and assist gear two - respond to crisis gear three - life skills and resilience gear four - connectedness and belongingness gear five - increase help seeking gear six - reduce access to means gear seven - postvention gear eight - effective care and treatment gear nine - care transitions and linkages

Why comprehensive planning? (opens new window)
This link provides an overview of the strategies for developing comprehensive suicide prevention and provides links to examples of programs that have successfully implemented these strategies.

What’s included in comprehensive suicide prevention planning? (opens new window)
This link provides information on the nine strategies that form a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and mental health.

Mental Health, Substance Use, and Wellbeing in Higher Education: Supporting the Whole Student, 2021 (opens new window)
Provided by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine this comprehensive report is designed to support U.S. higher education institutions in the delivery of mental health and wellness services on their campuses. Grounded in the available evidence on the nature of the issues and what works in various situations, the report provides potential approaches and strategies to fulfill the growing requests for mental health and substance use services.

Investing in Student Mental Health: Opportunities & Benefits for College Leadership, 2019 (PDF/1.73 Megabytes)
Prepared by the American Council on Education, this article presents data and case examples from higher education institutions, explaining why funding mental health initiatives makes economic sense and fulfills institutional priorities. The article includes recommendations and strategies that campuses can implement to support student mental health.

Increasing Student Retention through Improved Mental Health, 2017 (PDF/.276 Megabytes)
From Kognito comes this white paper that looks at reasons why higher education institutions should invest in their students’ mental health and how these investments can help their students. It also visits the reasons that students may not seek help and provides steps that can be taken to better connect students, who may be at risk, to services.

Campus Mental Health Action Planning (CampusMHAP), 2011 (PDF/6.44 Megabytes)
The Jed Foundation and Education Development Center, Inc. created a series of four expert-led online events to guide campuses in developing the most effective approach to promoting mental health and intervening with at-risk students.

Mental Health and Academic Success in College, 2009 (PDF/.184 Megabytes)
Using a random longitudinal sample, this first of its kind study attempts to determine the extent that student mental health is a forecaster of academic success. Controlling for previous academic performance and other variables, they found that depression is related to a higher likelihood of dropping out and is an important predictor of a lower GPA. Further, they found that the relationship amongst academic outcomes and depression was strongest in students with co-occurring anxiety. They also found lower GPA’s in students with eating disorder symptoms.

Return on Investment Calculator (R.O.I.) for College Mental Health Services and Programs (opens new window)
Provided by the Healthy Minds Network, this tool is designed to help higher education institutions determine the economic returns of mental health improvement programs or services they provide for their students.