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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.

Screening for Suicide Risk During Telehealth Visits (PDF/.228 Megabytes)
Provided by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, this guide provides recommendations to assist telehealth clinicians in screening for suicide and depression, the protocols that should be in place for when a client screens positive for suicide (including minors), the use of asynchronous screening tools, and liability.

NaBITA Risk Rubric, 2019 (PDF/.372 Megabytes)
From the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association or NaBITA, this research-based tool can be used for the preliminary assessment of mental health distress and possible threat. It assists in determining the level of attention and intervention a student may need. The rubric can be accessed online (opens new window). If you're new to the NaBITA Risk Rubric this supplemental flowchart (PDF/.388 Megabytes) may help. For information on the use and application of the rubric in higher education institutions read The NaBITA 2019 Whitepaper-College and University Edition (PDF/.744 Megabytes).

Psychological Approaches to Suicide Treatment and Prevention, 2015 (PDF/.236 Megabytes)
This article looks at the psychological methods for treating suicidality within the field of clinical suicidolgy. The article focuses on two major areas within the field: The first being treatments that, through randomized controlled trials, have shown to be effective for treating suicidality and the second area being new brief suicide-specific treatments.

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.

Patient Safety Plan Template (PDF/.064 Megabytes)
This is a safety plan template from the Brown Stanley Safety Planning Intervention – but it is distributed by other groups – this link is actually from the Lifeline – separate from the training and treatment protocol. The Safety Planning Intervention is an evidence-based treatment. For more information on safety planning visit Safety Planning Intervention: About Safety Planning (opens new window) and read Safety Planning Intervention: A Brief Intervention to Mitigate Suicide Risk (PDF/.212 Megabytes)

Additional Safety Plan Templates:

A Personal Safety Plan (PDF/.274 Megabytes)

Oh Crap, I’m Going Down (PDF/.300 Megabytes)

Oh Darn, I’m Going Down (PDF/.336 Megabytes)

Oh #@!%, I’m Going Down (PDF/.296 Megabytes)

The Columbia Lighthouse Project (opens new window)
Formerly called the Center for Suicide Risk Assessment, this website is dedicated to raising awareness about and implementation of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale or C-SSRS. The site offers background and development information, training, and research.

Webinar Slides - Melinda Fox, James Madison University, 2009 (PDF/.748 Megabytes)

Webinar Slides - Warrenetta Mann, Psy.D., The College of William and Mary (PDF/.246 Megabytes)


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