Campus MHAP: A guide to campus mental health action planning
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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:
- 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.
- Knowledge of the infrastructure needed to build and sustain an effective mental health promotion and suicide prevention effort on campus.
- Knowledge of how a strategic planning process can help ensure an effective response to mental health and suicide prevention planning.
- Knowledge of specific strategies and resources for addressing college student mental health and suicide prevention.