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).

County Profiles:

New! County Profile PDFs Now Available

The California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program (CCC SMHP) for the Health Services Association - California Community Colleges (HSACCC) has created these interactive County Profiles to provide an individualized snapshot of prevention and early intervention resources that are available to your faculty, staff, and students. Read more about what's included in the Profile and how this tool can be used to support mental health efforts in your county.

Upcoming Events:

New! UCI Announces Their 3rd Annual Student-Led Mental Health Conference
Irvine, CA
May 6-7, 2017

In partnership with the UCI Counseling Center and UCI Medical Humanities Initiative, Associated Students UCI proudly presents the 2017 Reclaim Mental Health Conference. This conference aims to 1) explore the onset, symptoms, and treatment of mental illness, 2) illumination the disproportionate risk factors for mental illness among marginalized communities, and 3) examine mental health through a sociopolitical lens.

More Information | Register to Attend

New! Each Mind Matters is excited to announce a series of webinars scheduled through June. Additional registration links will be posted when they are available.

Download Save the Dates PDF Flyer

  • May 2, 2017: Mental Health Resources for Diverse Communities
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  • June 6, 2017: Skills Building: Suicide Prevention
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New! 2017 MHWA Conference: Save the Date
April 27-28, Cañada College

Save the date for the Spring 2017 Mental Health & Wellness Association (MHWA) conference. The purpose of MHWA is to enhance student success, wellness, and retention through the support and promotion of quality mental health programs in the CCCs.

More information and registration will be available soon:


New! Trauma Informed Care Training
Moorpark College
Moorpark, CA
May 19, 2017

More Information and Registration


New! Our Stories of Our Strength

Active Minds is partnering with the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment (NCSE) to create a book featuring stories of young adults (college students or recent alum) with lived mental health experiences.

If you know anyone who may be interested in collaborating as an author of this book, please let them know about the opportunity to submit an paragraph outlining their story!

More information and submission form can be found at www.activeminds.org/storybook

New Resource – Promoting Student Mental Health: A Guide for UC Faculty and Staff
The University of California (UC) has developed a new mental health handbook that provides in-depth information about mental health and examines the role faculty and staff can play in providing a supportive academic environment and assisting students who may be in distress. The guide includes examples of what to say when approaching a student, outlines common mental health concerns, explores how culture impacts mental wellness, and offers instructional tips and classroom strategies for how faculty and staff can avoid causing undue stress.
Spotlight on: Ohlone College
Ohlone College developed a brief, animated video called Welcome to STEP Up Ohlone!! to introduce the work of their STEP Up (Students Together in Education Prevention) program. The STEP Up Ohlone program aims to bolster interconnectedness on campus, prevent suicides, and de-stigmatize the seeking of mental health services at Ohlone College.


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.

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

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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 https://ccc.kognito.com.

The Directing Change Program & Film Contest, which is part of Each Mind Matters: California's Mental Health Movement, is offering a unique opportunity for California's community college students to participate in the movement. The Directing Change Film Contest invites students to create 60-second films about suicide prevention and mental health that are used to support awareness, education, and advocacy efforts on these topics.

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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.

The Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) is responsible for the content of the page, including but not limited to:
Content accuracy, initial vetting of external links, photographs and graphic images (copyright), files, program, and downloadables, libel and defamation.
For questions or comments concerning this website, please contact CARS at (855) 304-1647 or email kdecelle@cars-rp.org.