b'approach and refer distressed students, faculty strengthen 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., DirectorThe Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia, at The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia5'