About The Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia
- Collaborative: Effective suicide prevention and mental health promotion is done best when we can share lessons learned, and when we can work together towards common goals. We promote both intra- and intercampus collaboration. Silos must be broken down so that interdisciplinary solutions can help advance the well-being of all stakeholders. As an organization, we aim to come alongside our stakeholders and learn from one another to help both individual campuses and the Commonwealth achieve our goals of community well-being.
- Accessible: Our staff seeks to be approachable, and programming is designed to be accessible to and supportive of all campuses, regardless of their resources and where they are in their journey toward comprehensive suicide prevention and mental well-being promotion.
- Comprehensive: We promote suicide prevention with the big picture in mind. Our approach involves combining a variety of strategies implemented at various ecological levels (individual to systems) and across the full scope of prevention (universal, selective, and indicated).
- Data-informed: Our work seeks to identify and promote best practices supported by research evidence yet adapted for effective implementation with the unique communities and individuals our Center serves.
- Sustainable: We are not a one-time program or service but foster ongoing relationships with the intention of being a stable and ongoing support for campuses. We provide dynamic solutions that can adapt and evolve in response to both internal and external changes across time.