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