Welcome to the California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program Website.

In October, 2011 the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) was awarded $6.9 million by the California Mental Health Service Authority (CalMHSA). This funding is being utilized through the California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program (CCC SMHP), and is intended to focus on prevention and early intervention strategies which address the mental health needs of students and advance the collaboration between educational settings, county services, and the community at large which should form the foundation of future CalMHSA programs.

The CCC SMHP is a partnership between the CCCCO and the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC). There are four main components of the CCC SMHP:

New! Supporting Students from Diverse Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds PDF

This publication outlines best and emerging practices and resources for community colleges’ mental health staff to support students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. This publication will present some common barriers related to mental health shared by students from historically marginalized racial and ethnic backgrounds, and will describe how resources specific to the community college system can help support their access to mental health services.

New! "Suicide Prevention: One World Connected" 40th Annual National Suicide Prevention Week September 8-14, 2014

National Suicide Prevention Week is the Monday through Sunday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10.

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Media toolkits for National Suicide Prevention Week Information & Media Kit and World Suicide Prevention Day give you tools to use during that week to mobilize the public in support of suicide prevention, and to highlight your own services that may be available in the local community.

Each Mind Matters, California's Mental Health Movement, provides an ongoing listing of events in local communities. Find a Community Mental Health Event Near You:
http://www.eachmindmatters.org/events/.

At-Risk Suicide Prevention Online Trainings

At-Risk Suicide Prevention Online Trainings

At-Risk is an online interactive gatekeeper training that uses virtual students and role-playing simulations to prepare learners to recognize when a student is exhibiting signs of psychological distress, and manage a conversation with the student with the goal of connecting them with the appropriate support service.

To see if Kognito courses are available on your campus, please visit http://kognito.com/ccc.

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This searchable database will provide information on the many programs, services, practices, events, tools, and documents that colleges are implementing to address mental health intervention and prevention services for students.

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Foundation for California Community Colleges Healthy Transitions Curriculum

Healthy Transitions curriculum is aimed at providing training and peer-to-peer support for transitioning foster care youth related to wellness and self-care. Through a combination of training and peer-to-peer support, Healthy Transitions serves to support these young people physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

If you would like to be receive regular updates, please email kdecelle@cars-rp.org, to be added to the CCC SMHP monthly newsletter.

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Funded by CalMHSA, this program offers cost-free technical assistance and training services to the CCC campuses.

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