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Investing in Student Mental Health, 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. Includes recommendations and strategies all campuses can implement to support student mental health.

Strategies for Addressing Mental Health Support on Campus, 2019 (PDF/.929 Megabytes)
This article overviews relevant federal legislation and liability concerns, highlights trends in counseling center practices, and offers recommendations for campus mental health policies and practices.

College Counseling from a Distance: Deciding Whether and When to Engage in Telemental Health Services, 2019 (PDF/1.62 Megabytes)
This guide outlines the potential benefits, limitations, and legal and ethical concerns regarding telemental health services in the field of college student mental health. It also aids mental health professionals who serve college students and higher education administrators in engaging in dialogue about these benefits, limitations, and concerns in order to make informed decisions about if, when, and to whom telemental health services should be provided.

The Jed Campus Program, 2019 (opens new window)
This program is designed to help colleges and universities promote emotional wellbeing and mental health programming, reduce substance use, and prevent suicide among their students.

Research and Suicide Prevention: Top 10 Findings, 2018 (PDF/.87 Megabytes)

Learning More About Suicide Through Research, 2017 (video series/opens new window)
Filmed during the 2017 International Summit on Suicide Research, co-sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the International Academy of Suicide Research, these videos feature some of the world’s leading suicide prevention researchers. The AFSP encourages you to watch, download, and share on social media in order to help spread the word that through research, we can #StopSuicide.

Virtual Learning Lab: Campus Suicide Prevention, 2016 (opens new window)
This online learning lab consists of different modules that can assist colleges and universities with setting goals, planning, and implementing effective suicide prevention programs and trainings. Each module consists of step-by-step guidance, activities, worksheets, and examples to help campuses move forward, overcome challenges, and prevent suicide at their institutions.

Connectedness and Suicide Prevention In College Settings, 2012 (PDF/.374 Megabytes)
This article presents a definition of connectedness and four core components of a connectedness framework along with intervention implications for suicide prevention on college campuses.

Peer Involvement in Campus-Based Suicide Prevention: Key Considerations, 2011 (PDF/.852 Megabytes) This document helps to guide you through the process of sucessfully creating and implementing a peer helper program. It will briefly review the research on college student suicide, define relevant terms, classify models for peer involvement, review eight key considerations for planning a program, provide examples of programs, suggest topics for future work, and provide additional resources.

Is it Possible to Assess Short-Term Risk of Suicide?, 2009 (opens new window)
This study measured the effectiveness of Dr. Igor Galynker's Suicide Trigger Scale (or STS-3). The scale is designed to be used in emergency departments and doctor’s offices to help predict short-term suicide risk.

A Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student, 2006 (PDF/3.23 Megabytes)
This publication is the product of a consensus process led by The Jed Foundation to develop a list of the key issues to consider in developing a comprehensive, campus-wide approach to managing at-risk students.

Implementation of Mental Health Clinical Triage Services in University Health Services, 2006 (PDF/.796 Megabytes)
This article outlines the processes and procedures involved in developing and implementing a clinical triage system through the perspectives of two sites. Issues addressed include how a mental health service moves to the utilization of a clinical triage system, the processes and components involved in the successful transition to a clinical triage system, the impact on the campus, and a discussion of the risk management implications of implementing a clinical triage system.

Restricting Access to Lethal Means on College and University Campuses (PDF/.062 Megabytes)
Steps to assess and implement the restriction of means for suicide on higher education campuses.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Colleges and Universities (opens new window)
Specific information to help higher education institutions develop ways to prevent suicide from occurring on their campuses.