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CampusMHAP: A Guide to Campus Mental Health Action Planning

Setting 
College-University
Type of Program 
Guidelines & Protocols
2001 NSSP Goals Addressed 
1.1, 5.2 (2012)
Program Description 

Developed by The Jed Foundation (TJF) and Education Development Center (EDC), CampusMHAP: A Guide to Campus Mental Health Action Planning is a 32-page publication of principles and recommendations that can help college and university professionals develop a comprehensive plan to promote mental health within their campus communities, support students who are struggling emotionally or are distressed, and prevent suicide. The publication is divided into three main sections: Building Momentum and Infrastructure, Engaging in a Strategic Planning Process, and Strategies for Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Suicide. CampusMHAP: A Guide to Campus Mental Health Action Planning is part of the CampusMHAP series, which includes four webinars (Building the Momentum, Identifying Priorities, Developing Programs, and Measuring Impact) in the Campus Mental Health Action Planning series (archived on the Jed Foundation website). 

Writing and production of CampusMHAP: A Guide to Campus Mental Health Action Planning  was a collaborative effort between The Jed Foundation (TJF) and Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). College and university campus professionals working directly with programs and services related to mental health and suicide prevention contributed to the content.  

Program Objectives 

Campus administrators and others who read CampusMHAP: A Guide to Campus Mental Health Action Planning will have greater:

  1. Understanding of the public health approach as it applies to mental health and suicide prevention on college campuses and as described in the Jed Foundation/SPRC Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion.
  2. Knowledge of the infrastructure needed to build and sustain an effective mental health promotion and suicide prevention effort on campus.
  3. Knowledge of how a strategic planning process can help ensure an effective response to mental health and suicide prevention planning.
  4. Knowledge of specific strategies and resources for addressing college student mental health and suicide prevention.
Contact Information 

Victor Schwartz, M.D.
Medical Director
The Jed Foundation
1140 Broadway, Ste. 803
New York, New York, 10001
Voice: 212-647-7544
Fax: 212-647-7544
Email: vschwartz@jedfoundation.org
Website: www.jedfoundation.org

Costs 

CampusMHAP: A Guide to Campus Mental Health Action Planning and corresponding videos are available at no charge and can be found on the Jed Foundation (http://www.jedfoundation.org) and Suicide Prevention Resource Center (http://www.sprc.org) websites.

First Posted 
Mar 12 2013

*The content of programs listed in Section II (Expert and Consensus Statements) of the SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry address specific goals of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and have been reviewed by a panel of three suicide prevention experts and found to meet standards of importance, likelihood of meeting objectives, accuracy, safety, congruence with prevailing knowledge, and appropriateness of development process. Programs were not reviewed for evidence of effectiveness. Additional information about the Best Practices Registry can be found at www.sprc.org.

The Best Practices Registry is supported by a grant (1 U79 SM059945) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). No official endorsement by SAMHSA or DHHS for the information in this document is intended or should be inferred.