Active Minds: The Nation's Premier Non-Profit Organization Supporting Mental Health Awareness and Education for Students
Active Minds is a student lead organization impacting college students and mental health. Now on more than 600 campuses, they directly reach close to 600,000 students each year through campus awareness campaigns, events, advocacy, outreach, and more. Their consistent message, amplified by more than 15,000 students each year, is that mental health needs to be talked about as easily as physical health. Only then can they bring suicide and mental health into the open so no one struggles alone.
The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation works nationally to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college and university students.
National College Health Assessment: Reference Group Executive Summary (PDF 1.37 MB) American College Health Association. (2018). National College Health Assessment II: Reference Group Executive Summary, Spring 2018. Silver Spring, MD: American College Health Association (2018).
Strategies for Addressing Mental Health Support on Campus, 2019 (PDF .929 MB) NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators).
New Data on the Nature of Suicidal Crises in College Students: Shifting the Paradigm Drum DJ, Brownson C, Denmark AB, Smith SE. (2009). New data on the nature of suicidal crises in college students: Shifting the paradigm. Professional Psychology, 40(3): 213-222.
The Center for Collegiate Mental Health: 2018 Annual Report (PDF 8.36 MB) Executive Summary. Pennsylvania State University.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Brochures, wallet cards, and other resources can be ordered on this website, and there is a new section addressing veterans’ mental health issues and suicide.