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