Support for Faculty

Making it Matter with Micro-Interventions: Simple Tools To Support Ourselves and Others in Stressful Times (opens new window)
Micro-interventions are brief, evidence-based strategies designed to provide immediate support. This two-hour online course, from the Zero Suicide Institute, utilizes micro-interventions to provide a practical and effective approach to supporting individuals experiencing loneliness, stress, mental health and substance use struggles, and suicidal thoughts.

Virginia Suicide Prevention Resource Directory, 2020 (PDF/1.10 Megabytes)
This directory is designed to provide a comprehensive easy to use reference of programs available in Virginia to assist individuals who may need suicide prevention resources. The directory also provides a list of available resources that are needed when people are impacted by suicide. Whenever possible, all known national, state, and local resources are provided.

Faculty Resource: Creating a Culture of Caring, 2020 (PDF/1.40 Megabytes)
From Active Minds and the Association of College and University Educators comes this guide of applied methods that faculty can use to support student mental health and wellbeing.

Students, Parents and Suicide: What's the Role of the University, 2018 (opens new window)
This article looks at the legal and moral obligations that a college or university has regarding students in crisis and when to involve the parents.

A Pilot Test of a Graduate Course in Suicide Theory, Risk Assessment, and Management, 2016 (opens new window)
Available by subscription to or direct purchase from Sage Journals, this article looks at the effectiveness of a graduate level course on a group of five graduate in clinical psychology students. The researchers found that the course was able to improve student awareness on 10 core competencies along with their ability to connect with and assess a suicidal patient.

Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress: A Faculty Handbook, 2012 (Flipbook® 120 Megabytes/opens new window)
Often, there are indicators that a student is experiencing distress long before a situation escalates to a crisis. To assist students in maintaining their mental health and maximizing their intellectual growth, it is important to identify difficulties as early as possible. This handbook will help you to identify students in crisis and provide you with guidance and resources to better help them.