Student Belonging & Suicide Prevention
At TimelyCare, our Suicide Prevention Awareness Month focus is strategies to develop student belonging. Use these resources from JED, NAMI, Born This Way Foundation, The Trevor Project, and Active Minds to help your campus prevent suicide, remind students about support available, and build a sense of belonging.
A Sense of Belonging Reduces Suicide Risk
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people aged 10-34. The CDC notes that feeling connected to school and community and access to high-quality physical and behavioral healthcare are key community protective factors that protect against suicide risk.
Building student belonging is a key component of a comprehensive suicide prevention plan and positively impacts retention. Read how cultivating a campus culture that puts a sense of belonging first helps keep students on the path to graduation.
“Prevention is worth every bit of upfront work that you can manage on your campus, which includes having a comprehensive toolbox of resources for students to support their own mental health, which will inevitably turn into students supporting each other. Being understood in a crisis is so significant – it is critical to prepare, which includes knowing your campus, knowing what your students’ needs are, and responding to current events accordingly.”
Director of Acute Mental Health Care, Crisis Response, and Care Management
Case Western Reserve University
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Suicide Postvention Strategies and the Necessity of Virtual Health Care
The rates of mental illness and suicidal ideation continue to increase among college students. Read our white paper that offers resources for postvention, insights into how suicide impacts the student population, and strategies for a comprehensive plan that includes 24/7 support for students
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Suicide Prevention Resources to Increase a Sense of Belonging
Active Minds is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization promoting mental health awareness and education for young adults. The organization is dedicated to ending the silence and changing the culture around mental health for everyone. Active Minds offers ways to talk about mental health.
The Jed Foundation (JED)
The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today … and tomorrow.
Born This Way FoundationThe Be There Certificate, created by Jack.org in partnership with Born This Way Foundation, is a free, self-paced learning experience designed to increase mental health literacy and provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to safely support anyone who may be struggling with their mental health.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s leading voice on mental health and works in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
Seize the Awkward
Starting a conversation about mental health does not need to be uncomfortable, and it can make all the difference. Check out these resources from JED, the Ad Council, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to learn how to support a friend – or get help for yourself.
The Trevor Project
Each one of us can play a vital role in ensuring that all young people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, are provided with safe, accepting, and supportive environments at home, at school and in their communities. These resources from The Trevor Project can help you learn the signs, the facts, and how you can help prevent suicide.
On-Demand Mental Health Care Resources for Students
A modern virtual care platform starts with technology students want to use. The TimelyCare platform is built for digital natives, with appointment-based and self-care resources for mental and emotional health, medical care, psychiatric support, and health coaching—all available through phone, video, or video chat.
Deliver 24/7 Mental Health Resources to Students
Our higher education experts are ready to learn more about your school and share how to build student belonging by integrating a virtual mental health solution.