The Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia
The Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia provides training, consultation and support for program planning, print materials, links to national resources and in-state networking to all Virginia campuses. The office serves the individuals and teams who build the infrastructure necessary to promote mental health for all students, identify and support those with mental health concerns and effectively respond to individuals who are at risk for suicide. Funding comes from a partnership between federal, state and local resources and most services are provided at no cost.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center – http://www.sprc.org
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center promotes a comprehensive, public health approach that goes beyond simply providing treatment services by expanding efforts to prevent mental health problems from arising and promote the mental health of all students. This approach relies on data about health problems, including their frequency and impact, to plan interventions. A key assumption in the public health approach is that a combination of activities, policies, and interventions working together, at the individual, interpersonal, and campus levels, is more likely to produce results.
The Jed Foundation -- http://www.jedfoundation.org
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, Fall 2008
American College Health Association. (2008). National College Health Assessment: Reference Group Executive Summary, Fall 2008. Baltimore, MD: American College Health Association.
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.
Center for the Study of Collegiate Mental Health: 2009 Pilot Study Executive Summary
Center for the Study of Collegiate Mental Health (2009). 2009 Pilot Study Executive Summary. Pennsylvania State University.
Prevalence and correlates of depression, anxiety, and suicidality among university students
Eisenberg, D., Gollust, S.E., Golberstein, E., Hefner, J.L. (2007a). Prevalence and correlates of depression, anxiety, and suicidality among university students. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 77(4), 534-542.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (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.
Powerpoint Presentations from the October 2009 Conference 'Campus Suicide Prevention: The Big Picture'