Reducing Student Mental Health Stigma PSA

Public Service Announcements

CCC SMHP has released five PSA videos to promote mental health, reduce stigma, and prevent suicide on CCC campuses. Each PSA is linked to its corresponding resource page that contains relevant links for CCC students, faculty, and staff.

This PSA focuses on three students who struggled with mental health issues before opening up to their support networks. By showing students that they should not be afraid to ask for assistance, this video promotes help-seeking behavior.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

This is a free, 24-hour hotline that is available to anyone in crisis or distress.

At-Risk Suicide Prevention Online Trainings

Faculty, staff, and students on many campuses have no-cost access to several At-Risk Suicide Prevention Online Trainings through the CCC Student Mental Health Program. 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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If you are a student experiencing a mental health challenge, or if you want to help other students who may be experiencing mental health challenges, the resources below can help. Visit, California's mental health movement, for many more resources and ways to participate in mental health awareness, promotion, and advocacy.

Downloadable CCC SMHP Resources Related to Student Mental Health

Student Mental Health: An Important Element of Student Success

This brief, research-based guide explains why student mental health services are not only needed to support the psychological wellbeing of students—they are also an important part of academic success and retention.

Supporting Students from Diverse Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds

A majority of CCC students are from historically marginalized and underserved racial and ethnic groups. This publication provides an overview of the mental health disparities, cultural beliefs and practices, best and emerging practices, and resources and supports related to diverse students.

Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Students

This guide provides a brief overview of the risk and protective factors for LGBTQ youth and young adults, as well as programs and online resources that are available to help campuses support these students.

Supporting Student Veterans

More than 44,000 veterans, active duty military, reservists, and dependents are enrolled in CCCs. This resource will help campuses support the mental health of this student group.

Supporting Transition-Age Foster Youth

Youth exiting the foster care system may be more at risk for some mental and behavioral health problems and less likely to have access to a support system than other CCC students. This publication helps campuses prepare to assist these youth.

Culturally Responsive Services for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Success

Proactive education regarding mental health concerns along with strategies to effectively address them is essential. This guide outlines resources for providing culturally responsive services to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students.

Reducing Student Mental Health Stigma Resources

You Matter

A Suicide Prevention Lifeline website with blog posts by and for young adults. The "Find Help For..." section includes topics such as eating disorders, gender identity, self-harm, and other relevant issues.

Targeting youth and young adults aged 14-24, ReachOut USA has information, real stories, and resources related to mental health. or Español:


OK2TALK is a campaign from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they're experiencing by sharing creative content.

NAMI on Campus

NAMI on Campus clubs are student-led, student-run mental health organizations on college campuses that work to end the stigma that makes it hard for students to talk about mental health and get the help they need.

The Trevor Project

Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. 1-866-488-7386

The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation's mission is to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students. Their website has resources for students, campus professionals, and others. They have also partnered with mtvU to create a campaign with mental health stories from students and musical artists, Half of Us:

Each Mind Matters - Young Adult

This section is a hub for EMM resources for young adults, including stories from young adults about hope, resilience, and recovery.

Each Mind Matters - Additional Resources on Student Mental Health

EMM has a useful catalog of programs and resources related to student mental health. Click on "Find Programs & Resources," then enter "Student Mental Health" in the "Topic" search field.

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