Resources & Links
Map of the California Community Colleges
- College Mental Health Information from the Health Services Association of the California Community Colleges (HSACCC)
- Summary of the 2009 pilot study from the Center for the Study of Collegiate Mental Health on the prevalence and nature of college students' mental health needs in the United States
- A 'Short List' of online mental health resources for students (and professionals) Contributed by Laura Forsyth, Moorpark College
Model Mental Health Policy
Brian Olowude, PhD, past Coordinator of Psychological Services at Fresno College (now at UCSB Counseling & Psychological Services), generously provided a draft of his Model Policy for mental health services in community colleges. This draft may be adapted and used as appropriate for your service - please be sure to cite Brian.
California Community College Student Mental Health Program
Information and resources for the CalSMHA (Student Mental Health Act) grant
- CCC SMHP Capacity Survey of Mental Health Services Baseline Report (2013) - Findings of CCC SMHP's Spring 2013 survey measuring all California's Community Colleges' capacity to deliver mental health services. The report describes: structures of on-campus mental health services, types of services and programming, staffing, funding, access to off-campus MH referral resources and other factors relevant to the capacity of each college to provide MH services to students.
- Campus Based Grants: information, materials & materials from the Chancellor's Office
- Center for Applied Research Solutions - CARS is the training and technical assistance vendor for CalSMHA. Please note: training and technical assistance from CARS is available to all community colleges through December 2014, not just those campuses who have been awarded a Campus-based Grant. If your campus has mental health services or needs and have not yet talked with CARS, contact them and ask how they may be able to support you!
- The COMING HOME PROJECT is a non-profit organization in Northern California, devoted to providing compassionate care, support and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, their families, and their service providers. They are a multi-disciplinary team of veterans, psychotherapists and interfaith leaders committed to helping transform the wounds of war. Contributed by ValJean Dale, Chabot College
- The Soldiers Project provides free and confidential counseling for veterans of OIF/OEF, their families and loved ones in Southern California and around the country. The project also provides information, training and consultation for college student services to help them aid their student veterans.
- Free phone or online chat help through the Veterans Crisis Line, a free, confidential service available 24/7/365 for Veterans, Service members and their loved ones even if they are not registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs or enrolled in VA healthcare. Veterans, Service members and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or chat online at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net to receive support from caring, qualified Department of Veterans Affairs responders - many are Veterans themselves – who are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances through any emotional or personal crisis.