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General College Resources

Crisis Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

This free and confidential national crisis line is for anyone who needs emotional support, and is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and via online chat from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

This free and confidential national crisis line is for anyone who needs emotional support, and is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and via online chat from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line provides free emotional support and information to teens in any type of crisis, including feeling suicidal. Trained specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

*In PA text “PA” to 741-741

The Crisis Text Line provides free emotional support and information to teens in any type of crisis, including feeling suicidal. Trained specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

*In PA text “PA” to 741-741

Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 13–24.

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 13–24.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a hotline primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender.

Trans Lifeline is a hotline primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender.

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line is a 24/7 crisis resource available to any Service member, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and any Veteran, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

The Veterans Crisis Line is a 24/7 crisis resource available to any Service member, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and any Veteran, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

Prevent Suicide PA Task Force

On the Prevent Suicide PA Task Force page, you can find county specific crisis intervention and hotline contacts by clicking the desired county on the map provided.

On the Prevent Suicide PA Task Force page, you can find county specific crisis intervention and hotline contacts by clicking the desired county on the map provided.

Warning Signs/Multimedia

Youth Warning Signs

Here you will find a list of youth suicide warning signs as well as tips for how to respond to someone in crisis and how to find help.

Here you will find a list of youth suicide warning signs as well as tips for how to respond to someone in crisis and how to find help.

Mental Health Mobile Applications

There are several mobile applications that can provide tools and information on mindfulness, healthy coping strategies, activity planning and more.  Click the button below to learn more.

There are several mobile applications that can provide tools and information on mindfulness, healthy coping strategies, activity planning and more.  Click the button below to learn more.

Prevention

Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student

The JED Foundation developed this tool to help colleges/universities develop or revise protocols suitable to its unique environment.

The JED Foundation developed this tool to help colleges/universities develop or revise protocols suitable to its unique environment.

Campus MHAP: A Guide to Campus Mental Health Action Planning

Developed by the JED Foundation, the CampusMHAP is a guide to help campuses develop a comprehensive plan to promote mental health within their campus communities, support students who are struggling emotionally and prevent suicide.

Developed by the JED Foundation, the CampusMHAP is a guide to help campuses develop a comprehensive plan to promote mental health within their campus communities, support students who are struggling emotionally and prevent suicide.

Postvention

Postvention: A guide for response to suicide on college campuses

The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) has developed a guide for colleges and universities that have been affected by and/or want to be prepared for campus crises and campus deaths.  To read more, click the button below.

The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) has developed a guide for colleges and universities that have been affected by and/or want to be prepared for campus crises and campus deaths.  To read more, click the button below.

Trainings/Learning Modules

Crisis Protocols

In this module from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, you can explore the steps involved in developing crisis protocols, and some questions and challenges you might face.

In this module from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, you can explore the steps involved in developing crisis protocols, and some questions and challenges you might face.

Collaboration

In the module you can explore the steps involved in collaboration whether that be collaborating to support your overarching efforts or for a specific suicide prevention task.

In the module you can explore the steps involved in collaboration whether that be collaborating to support your overarching efforts or for a specific suicide prevention task.

Prevention Planning

In this module provided by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, you will go through the steps involved in selecting the most effective prevention strategies for your unique college campus.

In this module provided by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, you will go through the steps involved in selecting the most effective prevention strategies for your unique college campus.

Mental Health Resources

In the module you can explore the steps involved in addressing mental health resources on your campus.

In the module you can explore the steps involved in addressing mental health resources on your campus.

JED's "You Can Help" Trainings

The JED Foundation has created two training workshops, You Can Help A Friend (YCHAF) and You Can Help A Student (YCHAS).  Both workshops are designed to help students and faculty/staff learn how to recognize and respond to signs of distress.

The JED Foundation has created two training workshops, You Can Help A Friend (YCHAF) and You Can Help A Student (YCHAS).  Both workshops are designed to help students and faculty/staff learn how to recognize and respond to signs of distress.

Academic Resilience Consortium Resource Library

The Academic Resilience Consortium provides resilience-related resources including programs, research, handouts, online materials, etc.  Additionally, there is a facilitator’s guide for Resiliency Skills Training at the bottom of the page.

The Academic Resilience Consortium provides resilience-related resources including programs, research, handouts, online materials, etc.  Additionally, there is a facilitator’s guide for Resiliency Skills Training at the bottom of the page.

Mental Health and Social Justice

Anti-Racism Resources

Compiled in this document are resources for Black individuals and communities, anti-racism resources, books to read, organizations to support, and more.

Compiled in this document are resources for Black individuals and communities, anti-racism resources, books to read, organizations to support, and more.

NAMI Multicultural Mental Health Infographic

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has created a helpful infographic on Multicultural Mental Health with statistics, signs to look out for, and issues that Multicultural Communities face when trying to access health care.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has created a helpful infographic on Multicultural Mental Health with statistics, signs to look out for, and issues that Multicultural Communities face when trying to access health care.

MHA BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Mental Health Facts, Stats, and Resources

Mental Health America (MHA)  put together a document with statistics, tips, and resources surrounding BIPOC & LGBTQ+ Mental Health.

Mental Health America (MHA)  put together a document with statistics, tips, and resources surrounding BIPOC & LGBTQ+ Mental Health.

MHA 2020 BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit

Mental Health America (MHA) put together a toolkit in regards to BIPOC Mental Health Month and working with individuals who are marginalized, particularly when it comes to health care.

Mental Health America (MHA) put together a toolkit in regards to BIPOC Mental Health Month and working with individuals who are marginalized, particularly when it comes to health care.

Minority Mental Health Month Resources by the Office of Minority Health

The Office of Minority Health has some great statistics, information, and resources around mental health in underrepresented communities.

The Office of Minority Health has some great statistics, information, and resources around mental health in underrepresented communities.

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Equity Resources

SAMHSA has compiled a useful list of Behavioral Health Equity Resources surrounding diverse populations.

SAMHSA has compiled a useful list of Behavioral Health Equity Resources surrounding diverse populations.

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Indigenous Communities

This article brings to light some of the mental health effects and challenges that Indigenous people have been facing as a result of the pandemic.

This article brings to light some of the mental health effects and challenges that Indigenous people have been facing as a result of the pandemic.

Suicide and Communities of Color Webinar

Dr. Jobes and his special guest expert Dr. Sherry Davis Molock will discuss suicide within communities of color with an eye to research, policy, and clinical considerations for effectively preventing suicide within these communities.

Dr. Jobes and his special guest expert Dr. Sherry Davis Molock will discuss suicide within communities of color with an eye to research, policy, and clinical considerations for effectively preventing suicide within these communities.

Best Practices For Working With Latino/a And Hispanic Patients

This link highlights some advice and best practices when working with people in the Latino/a and Hispanic communities.

This link highlights some advice and best practices when working with people in the Latino/a and Hispanic communities.

How 'Resilience' Is Misunderstood When Talking About Racism

Rachel Martin talks with Parul Sehgal of the New York Times about the use of the word “resilience” as something to aspire to and how it’s become a coded way to shame people who speak about injustice.

Rachel Martin talks with Parul Sehgal of the New York Times about the use of the word “resilience” as something to aspire to and how it’s become a coded way to shame people who speak about injustice.

4 Ways to Make Mental Health Care Culturally Responsive

The Education Development Center has put together an article with some tips on way to make your mental health care more culturally responsive and sensitive.

The Education Development Center has put together an article with some tips on way to make your mental health care more culturally responsive and sensitive.

Black Lives Matter in Suicide Prevention

The Director of the SPRC wrote a brief article sharing resources on how we can create a more equitable and inclusive suicide prevention field.

The Director of the SPRC wrote a brief article sharing resources on how we can create a more equitable and inclusive suicide prevention field.

Black Mothers Get Less Treatment For Their Postpartum Depression

A brief look into the disparities that black mothers face when struggling with postpartum depression.

A brief look into the disparities that black mothers face when struggling with postpartum depression.

Culturally Competent Approaches and Resources

A SPRC compilation of resources that will help you to ensure that your practices and suicide prevention efforts are respectful and responsive to other cultures and belief systems.

A SPRC compilation of resources that will help you to ensure that your practices and suicide prevention efforts are respectful and responsive to other cultures and belief systems.

Transforming Tribal Communities: Indigenous Perspectives on Suicide Prevention

A series of brief webinar clips that address the root causes of mental health issues and suicide in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities by drawing on community strengths.

A series of brief webinar clips that address the root causes of mental health issues and suicide in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities by drawing on community strengths.

Suicide Prevention Month Resources

IASP World Suicide Prevention Day

Check out IASP’s World Suicide Prevention Day website for information about resources related to honoring and remembering suicide prevention from a global perspective.

Check out IASP’s World Suicide Prevention Day website for information about resources related to honoring and remembering suicide prevention from a global perspective.

Suicide Prevention Month Guide

This guide created by the Jana Marie Foundation, GLS Youth Suicide Prevention Grant, Prevent Suicide PA, and the Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistant Services provides information to help you build awareness and take action to prevent suicide …

This guide created by the Jana Marie Foundation, GLS Youth Suicide Prevention Grant, Prevent Suicide PA, and the Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistant Services provides information to help you build awareness and take action to prevent suicide in your community.

SPRC Virtual Learning Lab

These modules are designed to address common questions and challenges you may face when planning and carrying out suicide prevention initiatives.

These modules are designed to address common questions and challenges you may face when planning and carrying out suicide prevention initiatives.

SPRC - Suicide Prevention Month: Ideas for Action

The SPRC has combined a list of geat ideas for people looking to take action during Suicide Prevention Month, but not knowing where to start.

The SPRC has combined a list of geat ideas for people looking to take action during Suicide Prevention Month, but not knowing where to start.

QPR Online Gatekeeper Training

QPR is offering online gatekeeper training for a fee ($29.95).

QPR is offering online gatekeeper training for a fee ($29.95).

Find A Mental Health First Aid Training

Follow the link below to find Mental Health First Aid courses that are available in your area.

Follow the link below to find Mental Health First Aid courses that are available in your area.

Mental Health Academy Trainings

Click the button below to explore the online courses provided by the Mental Health Academy for mental health professionals.

Click the button below to explore the online courses provided by the Mental Health Academy for mental health professionals.

Active Minds Suicide Prevention Month Overview

This video gives a history of Active Minds Suicide Prevention Month, tips on talking about mental health and suicide prevention, how to create programs and events related to suicide prevention, and how to stay involved.

This video gives a history of Active Minds Suicide Prevention Month, tips on talking about mental health and suicide prevention, how to create programs and events related to suicide prevention, and how to stay involved.

Active Minds Suicide Prevention Month Toolkit

Active Minds has compiled a list of resources, event suggestions and images to use on social media to help in planning for your suicide prevention month activities. Click below to learn more and download their toolkit.

Active Minds has compiled a list of resources, event suggestions and images to use on social media to help in planning for your suicide prevention month activities. Click below to learn more and download their toolkit.