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MHS Resources

This page provides information and resources intended for use by students and faculty and staff.  All others are welcome to explore what’s here. Also, if you have ideas or other resources that should be included, please let us know!


Campus Mental Health - Know Your Rights! This document is from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. The Center is an advocacy center for the rights of people with mental disabilities. This document provides information about the legal rights of students in higher education.

The Jed Foundation the leading non-profit foundation dedicated to decreasing suicide and emotional problems among college students.  

Ulifeline Ulifeline is an anonymous online resource for students, which allows them to explore and learn more about their emotional life.

The National Alliance for Mental Illness is an organization that supports individuals and families with mental illness. NAMI California is the local affiliate. NAMI recently launched an online community for young people ages 18-25 that provides resources, support and information for the times before, during and after college. The Strength of Us was created by an advisory group of young people including college students. NAMI on Campus is another resource for college students developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Half of Us is a joint venture between MTV and the Jed Foundation to raise awareness about mental health issues among college students, and provide links to resources.  These resources include general information, personal stories, and how to help a friend in need.  This site provides a link to college resources including many CCCs.

Active Minds is an organization that seeks to decrease the stigma surrounding mental health issues for students. 

University of Michigan has two useful resources, MiTalk  and CampusMindWorks for their students.  MiTalk has more of a prevention and early intervention focus, while CampusMindWorks is directed at students who have an ongoing mental health disorder. Both sites are intended to be complementary.

Student Mental Health and the Law is a publication from the Jed Foundation that provides information about students’ legal rights related to mental health issues.

Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has a toolkit to help with students who have psychiatric disabilities. This toolkit can be accessed on the Internet at

In the Wake of Trauma: Tips for College Students provides brief tips for students following a traumatic event (from SAMHSA).

The Live Your Life Well site has multiple tools to promote wellness.


Faculty and Staff:

The document, A Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student is the result of the work of a roundtable of college administrators, counselors and other mental health professionals, and attorneys in response to the need to provide a response for addressing issues of suicidal or distressed students. This document contains a comprehensive model for suicide prevention and mental health promotion, entitled “Prescription for Prevention” which can be found in Appendix C of the document, page 28.

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) has a resource page on mental health issues for academic advisors. This page contains a comprehensive listing of various resource topics on mental health and related issues, and can be found on the Internet at NACADA Clearinghouse

College Students in Crisis: Preventing Campus Suicides and Protecting Civil Rights is a document from the New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate, Division of Mental Health Advocacy. 

Joint Guidance on the Application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)