Mental Health

The Mental Health Focus Area supports ongoing efforts to address the mental health issues that students face. As the stigma surrounding mental health continues to dwindle, student affairs practitioners will continually be facing and adapting to new challenges. NASPA provides support for those individuals in the form of specialized conference experiences, Knowledge Communities, and extensive research on the subject.

Mental Health

  • Celebrate peer education with this white graduation stole. The BACCHUS Initiatives logo appears on the right side of the…

  • College in the Crosshairs: An Administrative Perspective on Prevention of Gun Violence
    By Brandi Hephner Labanc and Brian O. Hemphill, Editors

    Gun violence – whether rampage shootings, homicides or suicides – is a potential reality all campuses have to face. This book provides leaders in higher…


  • Leadership Exchange magazine helps prepare chief student affairs officers for the most complex management challenges in higher education today. The magazine delivers expert news and analysis on the latest…


  • The mission of Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (JSARP) is to publish the most rigorous, relevant, and well-respected research that makes a difference in student affairs practice.…


  • This updated set of Professional Competency Areas is intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and, in some cases, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals regardless of their…


  • Helping skills are an essential component of today’s student affairs practice. On a day-to-day basis, it is student affairs professionals who often work directly with students in need of…

  • In Search of Safer Communities
    By Margaret A. Jablonski, George McClellan, and Eugene L. Zdziarski

    The tragic shootings at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, shocked the nation, including those of us who work in student affairs. In fall 2007, NASPA convened a working…

  • Handbook of Student Affairs Administration
    By George S. McClellan and Jeremy Stringer, Editors

    The Foremost Authorities on Student Affairs Address Issues Facing The Field Today

    The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration is a comprehensive and thoughtful resource for the field,…

  • Gambling, Its Effects and Prevalence on College Campuses
    By George McClellan, James Caswell, Beth Beck, Carol Graves Holladay, Alice A. Mitchell, and Kathleen Wong O'Connor

    While campus health topics such as substance use, risky sexual behaviors, depression, and violence have captured the attention of student affairs professionals, there is another health issue that has…

  • College Student Mental Health
    By Sherry A. Benton & Stephen L. Benton, Editors

    College student mental health concerns are becoming more common, more challenging, and a much larger focus on college and university campuses. Faculty and staff spend countless hours each year…


  • The transition from graduate school to a full-time position in student affairs can be filled with both opportunities and challenges. In order to be successful, new professionals must understand…


Mental Health
Initiatives & Awards

Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses
Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses logo
Postvention provides professionals with predetermined strategies and responses in the wake of a death or crisis on campus.
CU Thrive
CU Thrive logo
CU Thrive is a program built specifically for college students to help them explore, understand, and share their unique college experiences.
Just In Case
Just In Case App is for suicide prevention

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    Posted on October 18, 2016 at 09:21 AM by Women in Student Affairs
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    Hannah Hendricks shares her experience of mentorship, offering reflections and simple reminders about how to acknowledge, seek and reflect on the concept and benefits of mentorship.

    Posted on October 11, 2016 at 03:36 PM by Women in Student Affairs

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