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

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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  • Empathizing Without Being Emotional: Tough Times When You Need to be the Rock for Others

    There are protocols and procedures to follow when there is a flood in a residence hall, a student is injured or a complaint is filed; and we must respond with a calm, level head. What we are usually not taught is that our role within each situation will be different, and the way we present ourselves during these challenging times greatly impacts everyone around us. We can practice and generalize what our reactions are going to be when something goes wrong, but unfortunately, nothing replaces the experience of a real actual crisis.

    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 06:39 PM by New Professionals and Graduate Students
  • Notes & Coffee: June 19-25

    Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Helping postdocs with children; Staffing woes at the Education Department; At colleges, demographic changes everywhere but the top; Refinancing isn’t the solution to student loan woes; Are we doing enough to serve returning adult learners?

    Posted on June 23, 2017 at 02:32 PM by NASPA Blog
  • Notes & Coffee: June 12-18

    Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Alternative system for registered apprenticeships; Not looking for patterns; Advocacy groups pan DeVos rollback of for-profit college regulations; Equity in education: key questions to consider; Transparency with staying power.

    Posted on June 16, 2017 at 12:36 PM by NASPA Blog
  • NASPA Statement on DAPA Rescission

    NASPA reaffirms our support for undocumented students, and colleagues in light of last night’s decision by the Department of Homeland Security to rescind the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). While the DAPA program was never enacted due to legal challenges from several states that ended with a deadlocked decision from the Supreme Court last summer, the removal of the policy by DHS with no indication of other methods to grant protections to parents of U.S. Citizens is disheartening.

    Posted on June 16, 2017 at 11:43 AM by NASPA Blog

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