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the safety net as well as promote academic success among
vulnerable students.
3. People recover,
even many with serious mental illness.
Some become fully symptom-free with time. Others learn to
manage symptoms and are able to live rich and fulfilling lives.
4. Treatment is effective.
Most people who get help get
well.
The proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” is equally true
on a college campus. Each of us has an important role to play
in helping to create a safe and healthy campus community;
one that promotes vitality and success for all students.
As faculty members, you may be the first to notice a student
in distress. This handbook has been designed to support you
while you support them. Thank you for all you do to enrich
the lives of your students.
Sincerely,
Jane Wiggins, Ph.D., Director
The Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia, at
The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia