b'The involvement of persons with mental illness and their family members in all aspects of planning, organizing, financing and implementing delivery of services results in more responsiveness and accountability and far fewer grievances. Students may at times need a medical leave of absence from college to focus on self care and recovery and to prepare themselves to return to an academic setting. This can be a tremendously helpful option for some students and one that faculty might suggest and support. Resources: National Alliance on Mental Illness Advocate E-Newsletter, nami.org/ADVtemplate.cfm?section=Advocate_Magazine The Jed Foundation: With help from organizations like this, the cultural shiftfrom a treatment-only to a broader public health modelis happening at colleges all across the country, jedfoundation.org/professionals I Am Not Sick, I Dont Need Help: Helping the Seriously Mentally Ill Accept Treatment, 2nd ed. Amador, Xavier. 2007. Adapted from information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)Mental Health Concerns158'