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College Students Speak: Survey Report on Mental Health

Students Speak: Survey Report on Mental Health
A comprehensive report released by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) about the lived experience of students living with mental health conditions and the mental health services and supports they value most. This is a must read for all faculty, staff and administrators! It provides practical tips on how colleges can be more supportive of all students and how they can prioritize what to invest there limited resources and time on.

American College Health Association National College Health Assessment 
Do you have a comprehensive picture of your students' health, including mental health? This assessment allows you to collect data on your students' health, behavior, perceptions and habits.

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools 
Assists schools in the aftermath of a suicide in a school community.

VA Campus Toolkit 
A toolkit to provide faculty, staff and administrators resources to support student Veterans.

Student Mental Health Leaders and College Administrators, Counselors and Faculty in Dialogue
Offers recommendations on how to build relationships and promote recovery for college students.

Academic Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
Describes the most common mental health conditions, the challenges students living with mental health conditions face and the accommodations that can be made for these students.

Report of The Virginia Teach Review Panel
Appendix H of this report provides a great, user-friendly summary of information privacy laws and guidance from the U.S. Department of Education.

Jed Foundation 
The Jed Foundation works with university leaders and professionals to prioritize campus-wide prevention and intervention strategies and advise on best-practice mental health policies, programs and services. The organization offers helpful reports for administrators, including: 

Balancing Safety and Support on Campus: A Guide for Campus Teams
A single resource to help colleges in the development and maintenance of campus teams to promote safety and support.

This free resource guide helps college and university professionals develop a comprehensive plan to promote the mental health of their campus communities and support students who are struggling.

Emotional Health 101 Video 
A 5-minute video that campuses can use in orientation, student events or other programming to start conversations about the importance of emotional health and help-seeking.

Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student This document provides colleges and universities, regardless of its size, culture, and resources, with a model and list of issues to guide the development or revision of protocols relating to at-risk students.

Safeguarding Your Students Against Suicide 
This list of essential services addresses suicidal behaviors among college students and provides a checklist to assess these services on campus.