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.
Original footage for this PSA courtesy of The Jed Foundation and mtvU.
In this PSA, an Iraq War veteran answers questions about stress, PTSD, and other aspects of combat with a group of college students. The video promotes a supportive culture for student veterans and introduces the resources that are available to them.
If you are a student veteran or want to support student veterans who may be experiencing mental health challenges, the resources below can help. Visit www.EachMindMatters.org, California's mental health movement, for many more resources and ways to participate in mental health awareness, promotion, and advocacy.
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.
This resource from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Mental Health website can help faculty, staff, and administrators support student veterans.
Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the VA that provides personal testimonials and resources to help veterans discover ways to improve their lives, as well as education for friends, families, and other supporters of veterans.
This page from the National Alliance on Mental Illness provides helpful information and links to further resources about mental health concerns, challenges, and supports specifically for veterans and active duty military members.
This informative fact sheet provides an overview of statistics related to veterans and suicide.
EMM has a useful catalog of programs and resources related to student mental health. Enter “Veterans” in the “Categories” field.