Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

In partnership with the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP), and Riverside Community College District, CCC SMHP has tailored five PSAs to focus on the mental health needs of CCC students. The Supporting Student Veterans PSA was originally created by The Jed Foundation and mtvU, the Work in Progress PSA was originally created by Riverside Community College District and Brink Films, and all other PSAs were originally developed by UCOP.

New! Customizable PSAs are now available for download! You can now customize the PSAs to include your campus branding and local resources, such as the phone number for your health center, a link to your campus mental health resource page, or contact info for your campus mental health clubs.

Campuses are encouraged to feature the PSAs on their websites, share the PSAs through their social media pages and newsletters, and show the PSAs at campus events.

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

CCC SMHP is a statewide student mental health program being implemented within the California community colleges. CCC SMHP is one of several Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) initiatives funded by the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) and implemented by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA). CalMHSA is an organization of California counties working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. CCC SMHP is based on three strategic directions targeting faculty, staff, and students in all 113 California community colleges.

  1. Broadly market and disseminate Each Mind Matters (EMM) resources and tools.
  2. Provide training and technical assistance to increase local adoption and promotion of existing and customized EMM tools and resources.
  3. Leverage existing regional networks to increase college and partner engagement in CCC SMHP and EMM efforts.

CCC SMHP is a partnership between the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) and the Foundation for Community Colleges (Foundation).

Upcoming Events:

New! Spotlight on: Rio Hondo College
Rio Hondo College in Whittier recently put on a number of online and in-person events in recognition of Mental Health Matters Month. Activities during the month included a showing of Take These Broken Wings, a documentary about two women with schizophrenia; a suicide prevention training in which 30 people participated; in-service training conducted by a psychology intern, entitled “The Hidden Spiritual Wounds of War: Moral Injury in Service Members and Veterans”; and social media postings with #MentalHealth and #EachMindMatters. These events culminated in a highly popular campus outreach event to show community support, reduce stigma, and promote services on and off campus. The campus outreach event included promotional giveaways, a PSA video, and a wall where the community could fill out a green ribbon.
New! Clinical Suicide Prevention Training
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) - Orange, CA
September 16, 2016: 9:00am-11:30am

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services will be providing a Clinical Suicide Prevention training at Santiago Canyon College (SCC) to be focused on intervention services to our college student population and treating young adults. The Clinical Suicide Prevention training provides an in depth view of suicide prevention from a clinical perspective.

RSVP by email to

New! MHWA Fall 2016 Meeting: "Together We Can Do More"
October 6-7, Mt. San Antonio College

The California Community College Mental Health & Wellness Association (MHWA) invites you to register for a two-day training event on CCC student mental health issues. Up to 4.5 Continuing Education credits are available for those who attend the full event. The event will feature a CCC SMHP presentation and a Mental Health Roundtable Discussion in addition to various workshops.

More information and registration

New! CSP Sexual Assault Training
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) - Orange, CA
October 14, 2016: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Community Service Programs (CSP), Sexual Assault Victim Services is providing a clinical presentation to address sexual assault, trauma recovery, Title IX regulations, and the Affirmative Consent Law.

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New! Walk In Our Shoes Promotional Flyer
Walk In Our Shoes reaches kids with positive mental health messages to encourage empathy and allow for more people to seek help when it's needed. The Walk In Our Shoes campaign uses real stories from teens and young adults to teach youth about mental health challenges and mental health wellness.

This flyer was developed to provide an overview about the program and direct people to go to the website to review available resources. With school back in session this is a great resource to share with teachers, counselors and parents. The flyer is a half sheet and can be printed on a standard printer.
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CCC Higher Education Student Mental Health Website Feedback Survey
The California Community Colleges, in conjunction with California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), would like to ask you a few questions to help us understand how to improve the CCC Student Mental Health Program website. This is a one-time survey and should take you 5 minutes or less to complete. Your feedback is really important to us and will help us better support you. Click here to begin the survey.
Quick Look: Value of Student Mental Health
A new infographic illustrates the widespread benefits of CalMHSA's investment in student mental health. According to a recent RAND evaluation, CalMHSA's investment in student mental health programs for California college students is making a difference. Students, schools, and all of California benefit from each dollar invested in prevention and early intervention programs developed by CalMHSA. A key finding of the report stated that based on a benefit cost analysis, the societal benefit of the increase in treatment and the corresponding decrease in dropouts is estimated to be as high as $56 million for each year of CalMHSA's investment.
Infographic: Students of Color Feel Less Emotionally Prepared for College
The Jed Foundation and the Steve Fund have released survey data demonstrating the critical need for mental health supports for students of color. They will develop comprehensive guidelines to promote mental health, reduce stigma, and prevent suicide among this population.
"EMM Launches New Video: "What is Stigma?"
EMM's latest video explains what stigma is and how it can stand in the way of seeking help. Half of us will deal with a mental health challenge, all of us have a reason to speak openly and honestly about mental health.
"New State of Mind" Documentary Wins Audience Choice Award
CalMHSA's documentary "A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness" was recently awarded the Audience Choice Award of the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) 2015 film festival in Denver last month.
Each Mind Matters Completes "How-To" Video Series, Spotlighting the Movement
The three-part series of short, easy-to-understand videos informs viewers of California's Mental Health Movement, how to start a conversation about mental health and how to use social media to spread awareness.


New! Culturally Responsive Services for AAPI Student Success PDF

This fact sheet will provide a quick reference summarizing the mental-health related challenges experienced by Asian American Pacific Islander youth in college, and resources available to support them.

New! Addressing Student Mental Health: Begin with a Needs Assessment PDF

This fact sheet provides information, recommendations, and tips on the purpose, benefits, and ways to conduct needs assessments, with particular focus on assessing student mental health and resources and capacity. This document synthesizes information on standardized surveys and SMHP-specific surveys to conduct these assessments, and provides additional resources.

New! Paper Survey Implementation Guide for California Community Colleges PDF

This guide is intended for California Community College faculty and staff planning to conduct the paper survey for their needs assessments efforts. It includes information about survey planning, logistics, and implementation.

Collaboration Toolkit: California Community Colleges and California County Behavioral and Mental Health Departments PDF

The purpose of this document is to build collaborations that will better meet student mental health needs. The Toolkit provides information on how colleges and local County Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) staff can find the best people in each other's organizations to build collaborations that will better meet student mental health needs. The Toolkit provides tools, processes, and tips on addressing the special or unique circumstances for colleges and mental health departments, as opposed to a standard formula since each college, county, and surrounding community are all very different.

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.

CA Community College Programs, Practices, and Policies Database promo

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.

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Funded by CalMHSA, this program offers cost-free technical assistance to increase local adoption and promotion of existing and customized EMM tools and resources to the CCC campuses.

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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.

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