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 114 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:

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 Trainings:


This is a 4-hour, NO-COST training for faculty and staff about the specific readjustment and mental health needs that impact student veterans' success in the classroom and on campus.

New! October 13, 2017 - Shasta College
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New! October 27, 2017 - East Los Angeles College
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New! Register Now: Each Mind Matters 2017-2018 Webinar Series

Join Each Mind Matters for its upcoming webinar series. The series will provide a deeper understanding of mental health awareness, stigma and discrimination reduction, suicide prevention strategies, and available materials. The presentations will have a special focus on learning from existing school and community-based efforts across the state.

> View and register for upcoming EMM webinars
> View past EMM webinars here

New! New Resources from Each Mind Matters (EMM)

The new EMM Resource Center houses all the resources and materials that have been developed through the EMM initiatives including Know The Signs, Directing Change, Walk In Our Shoes, SanaMente, Reconozca Las Señales, and Ponte En Mis Zapatos. It includes data and reports, outreach materials, marketing materials, guides, toolkits, and more. You can also quickly access the EMM Resource Center from your mobile device’s home screen: learn more with the iPhone and Android tutorials.
The EMM Shop has also added several new promotional and educational materials for supporting California’s Mental Health Movement. All proceeds from the Each Mind Matters store go to support mental health outreach and education across California.

> Promotional resources: New! Know the Signs coasters and coffee sleeves
> Educational resources: New! Brochures and outreach materials in multiple languages

Call For Proposals for the Nation’s Largest Conference Focused on Students & Mental Health

Active Minds is seeking proposals from researchers, educators, students, clinicians, and other advocates for concurrent conference sessions at the Active Minds National Conference on November 3-5, 2017 at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Concurrent sessions are the primary opportunity for conference attendees to learn about current mental health trends best practices, chapter development, community engagement, and more. We encourage anyone interested to apply early. The committee will review applications on a rolling basis.

For more information: www.activeminds.org/conference/presenters2017 or contact conference@activeminds.org

Crisis Text Line Webinar (Archived Recording)

The Chancellor's Office, in partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges, is currently working with the Crisis Text Line, a national organization that facilitates text-based mental health support. The goal of the collaboration is to implement a Crisis Text Line service specifically targeting California community college students. In this recorded webinar session, faculty and staff can learn about this newly available service and the Crisis Text Line Toolkits that have been distributed to various campus departments, including health centers, mental health centers, and Veteran Resource Centers.

The toolkits include extensive outreach collateral materials to be displayed at multiple locations throughout each of the 113 CCC. The outreach materials are designed to inform students about the Crisis Text Line services, and instructs the students to text the word "courage" to a designated number. Students accessing the text service will be able to receive immediate and ongoing support from trained Crisis Text Line counselors, available 24/7. Additional information about the Crisis Text Line service is available at http://www.crisistextline.org.

Visit the New SanaMente.org!

Each Mind Matters is excited to announce the relaunch of SanaMente.org, its Spanish-language counterpart. SanaMente, which means both "healthily" and "Mind-Healthy," was developed to promote mental health, reduce stigma, and encourage help-seeking in California’s Latino communities. The website features culturally competent Spanish-language resources, information about mental health challenges, and testimonies of individuals in recovery.

¿Qué es SanaMente? Somos millones de personas y miles de organizaciones que comparten una visión conjunta de crear una comunidad donde todos se sienten cómodos buscando la ayuda que se merecen.


New! Meeting Basic Needs to Support Students' Mental Health and Success

While occasional stress is a normal part of college for most students, the inability to meet basic needs can create significant hardship and prolonged stress that negatively impact mental health. To help ensure the success of all students, many CCCs are developing programs and employing strategies to support student food and housing insecurity. This fact sheet explains how unmet basic needs are detrimental to students’ mental health and academic success. It describes the extent of the problem in the CCCs and provides innovative strategies that campuses can implement.

Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) for Students with Mental Health Disabilities

The California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program (CCC SMHP) developed “Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) for Students with Mental Health Disabilities” to help CCC stakeholders better meet the needs of students with mental health disabilities. The factsheet outlines recent changes to DSPS regulations, describes challenges that may prevent students from accessing DSPS services, and provides strategies and resources for supporting students with mental health disabilities.

Campus Mental Health Basics: A Primer for California Community College Faculty and Staff

The California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program (CCC SMHP) has created the mental health 101 primer as a snapshot of prevention and early intervention resources available to support community college student mental health efforts. The Primer is intended to be used as a tool in the college and county’s ongoing mental health promotion, prevention, and awareness efforts.

Resources for Undocumented Students

The California State University developed this webpage as a centralized source of information for California college students who are undocumented. Some of the information is specific to CSU students, but the Legal Support Services section has contact information for local agencies statewide that can provide free immigration legal services to any students.

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.

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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.