Drawing from resources provided by Anne Figert of Loyola University Chicago, Conversations Magazine collated them into one separate page for easy access.
Education and Data:
The Health Minds Study is an annual web-based survey study examining mental health, service utilization, and related issues among undergraduate and graduate students. Since its national launch in 2007, HMS has been fielded at over 180 colleges and universities, with over 200,000 survey respondents. Consider enrolling your college or university in this to find out more about your students and their needs.
Active Minds is a non-profit organization that works through student led chapters on over 400 college campuses to increase awareness and destigmatize mental health issues. If your college doesn’t have a chapter, consider working with students to sponsor one.
Bring Change to Mind is a non-profit founded by the actress Glenn Close that is working with professors, scientists and students to reduce the stigma concerning mental health on high school and college campuses.
Where to get help:
In addition to your own campus wellness center, there is help for students online.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800- 273-8255 Available 24 hours everyday
Consider also looking up the local or state suicide prevention lifeline so that students might have localized support should they need it.
The American Psychological Association invites you to advocate for changes in higher education: Visit their website to learn more.