|Application of a Social Ecological Model at Arizona State University|
Karen Moses describes how her campus conceptualizes the multiple risk and protective factors for suicide using a social ecological model. Karen is the Project Director for the Campus Care Suicide Prevention program at Arizona State University’s Tempe Campus. ASU is a large institution with about 67,000 students spread across four campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Approximately 53,000 students attend classes at the Tempe Campus.
|Identifying Common Goals to Broaden Program Ownership|
Wendy Winger talks about identifying shared goals and interests among different campus stakeholders. Wendy is the Program manager for the Ohio State University’s Campus Suicide Prevention Program, which serves the main campus in Columbus, Ohio as well as five regional campuses throughout the state. The entire Ohio State University system has approximately 63,000 enrolled students.
|Identifying Priority Problems and Setting Goals on Campus|
Misty Hull talks about the priority problems identified on her campus related to student mental and help-seeking and describes how stakeholders sought to address those problems. Misty is a licensed professional counselor and member of the psychology faculty at Pikes Peak Community College. Pikes Peak consists of four campuses located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. About 13,000 students attend Pikes Peak per semester, 63% of whom attend part time. The four military bases in the area heavily affect the campus culture and community.
|Starting with the End in Mind: Guiding Stakeholders to Think Strategically|
Kathleen Shine O’Brien discusses how she encourages stakeholders on her campus to think strategically about mental health promotion and suicide prevention efforts. She emphasizes the importance of first developing clear goals and objectives before selecting and implementing specific prevention activities on campus. She also recognizes that encouraging others to use a strategic planning process requires patience and understanding, especially when stakeholders are new to the concept. Kathleen is the Assistant Director of Health Services at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The Academy is a four year co-educational public institution located in Buzzards Bay Massachusetts at the mouth of the Cape Cod Canal. Massachusetts Maritime Academy provides its approximately 1200 enrolled students with a unique regimented lifestyle combined with a typical four-year college experience.
|Using Audience Feedback to Develop a Mental Health Poster Campaign|
Shelly Rutz talks about pretesting the messages in the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s “Life Happens, Let’s Talk About It” poster campaign. Shelly is the project director for the Comprehensive Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Project at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The campus is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a small town of about 60,000 people. Many of the campus’s approximately 12,700 enrolled students come from a 90-mile radius.
|Using Logic Models to Motivate Senior Leadership|
Shelly Rutz has found the use of "logic models" to be very helpful in her work at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where she is the Project Director for the Comprehensive Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Project. UW-Oshkosh is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a small town of about 60,000 people. Many of the campus’s 12,700 enrolled students come from a 90-mile radius. In this vignette, Shelly talks about a logic model that she developed for a gatekeeper training, and how this strategic planning tool helped her get support for the training from senior campus administrators.