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SM-15-008 Individual Grant Awards 2015Campus Suicide Prevention
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The Alabama State University (ASU) Suicide Prevention Project will work through the gatekeepers on to provide training, information, awareness and education regarding mental health, substance use, suicide prevention and intervention. The purpose of the ASU Suicide Prevention Project is to: reduce suicide ideation, attempts and deaths among college students on the ASU campus. To that end, the goal the project is to reduce the incidence of contemplated, attempted and completed suicides on the ASU campus while increasing protective factors that will assist in preventing suicide and their attempts. We will increase knowledge about suicide, risk factors, protective factors, and crisis response to ASU students, faculty and staff; create greater awareness and sensitivity to suicide and its stressors/risk factors among the ASU community (students, faculty, and staff); and increase the capacity of the ASU campus faculty, staff and students to respond to persons contemplating and/or attempting suicide and build campus infrastructure and capacity to effectively handle these incidents in the event they occur.
|1 U79 SM062495-01||
West Valley College will develop a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide among college students by fostering an empowered culture, enabling the campus community to maximize opportunities for collaboration and coordination of suicide prevention activities. The core goals of the ARISE program are to strengthen the college infrastructure and address gaps in order to create a safe environment that better supports students, fosters a sense of belonging, and promotes mental health and wellness as a crucial component of the pathway to college success. Strategies to achieve project goals include:  integrating suicide prevention training and activities to positively influence WVC culture and leadership  utilizing a variety of media platforms to increase communication efforts to reduce stigma and support safe crisis intervention strategies;  increasing knowledge and awareness of the warning signs for suicide, and empowering individuals to respond to persons in crisis through the promotion of the national, veterans-focused, and local crisis hotlines; and  disseminating information to faculty regarding how to integrate consistent and safe messaging on suicide and mental health into curricula. Approximately 4000 faculty, staff, and students will be served through trainings and events, and a viewership audience of 15,000 individuals will have listened to, read, or integrated suicide prevention and mental health messages over the course of three years.
|1 U79 SM062503-01||
The University of California Riverside proposes to establish a suicide prevention project entitled Suicide Outreach Services (SOS) that will target all students and focus on identified "high risk" student groups by mentoring, educating, screening and support services. Objectives will be accomplished through proactive engagement of students, faculty, and staff in effective suicide prevention trainings and educational workshops, aimed at decreasing the stigma associated with seeking mental health services and increasing awareness, intervention, referral and help seeking. Additionally, the project will build capacity within the university to provide sustainable suicide prevention programs and services while strengthening collaborations with the UCR School of Medicine and Riverside Department of Mental Health. Additionally the activation of a campus-wide communications campaign of print and electronic media will promote the program, and bring about a comprehensive suicide prevention program that is currently lacking at our University. Ultimately, the overall goal of SOS is to prevent suicide by promoting a collaborative university climate that honors and cherishes the lives of all our students, while encouraging and allowing them to seek much needed support if ever necessary. This project is designed to build essential capacity and infrastructure to support sustainable, expanded efforts to promote wellness and help-seeking for all students and outreach to vulnerable students. The UCR SOS Program will specifically focus on our "at-risk" student populations of new graduate students, new international graduate students, students with diagnosed psychological disabilities, student veterans who are on active status or returning combat veterans, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) students.
|1 U79 SM062526-01||
Santa Monica College's Suicide Prevention Initiative will strengthen institutional capacity to deliver suicide prevention activities campus wide, while raising awareness of mental health issues among students, faculty, and staff. Through the development of a comprehensive suicide prevention plan that includes gatekeeper training, peer education and support, and a postvention plan, SMC will reduce risk factors associated with suicide and promote positive mental health. SMC will: 1) Improve program coordination to develop and implement suicide prevention strategies, support student mental health and employ postvention services; 2) Increase capacity of gatekeeper staff to recognize risk factors associated with suicidal ideation and provide appropriate intervention and referral services; 3) Reduce the stigma attached to mental illness and increase the likelihood that struggling students will access supportive services; and 4) Increase awareness of the needs and concerns of LGBTQ students and expand resources to support these students. These objectives will be accomplished through 1) the development of a Suicide Prevention Plan that includes a postvention plan; 2) suicide prevention training for all gatekeeper personnel, as well as other faculty and students, using nationally recognized curricula; 3) development of a Peer Educators group that will implement mental health awareness activities for students, faculty, and staff, including a Mental Health Awareness Week; and 4) a campus-wide media campaign that will raise awareness of suicide warning signs, risk and protective factors, campus resources, and activities that promote mental health.
|1 U79 SM062483-01||
Through its Suicide Prevention Program, the Mental Health Counseling Center (MHCC) at San Diego City College (SDCC) seeks to prevent suicide and suicide attempts, reduce stigma surrounding mental illness, foster help seeking behavior, and increase students' access to treatment. MHCC seeks to 1) increase collaboration with community partners, healthcare providers, and on-campus departments to ensure a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide and responding to crises; 2) facilitate educational seminars for faculty, staff, and students on mental health topics that specifically address the needs of SDCC's at-risk populations; and 3) develop innovative and creative educational materials that promote crisis lines and address the warning signs of suicide. Measurable objectives for the entire project period include collaboration with 60 community organizations to attend on-campus events and offer resources to students, formal MOUs/MOAs with at least 9 agencies or providers to offer a higher level of mental health care to students, and the creation of a formal crisis response plan. In addition, MHCC will provide educational seminars to 270 faculty and staff on supporting at-risk student populations and will provide educational seminars to 4050 students on depression, the signs of suicide, and interpersonal violence prevention. Finally, MHCC will use innovative approaches to promote crisis lines and address the warning signs of suicide, reaching an additional 3885 students throughout the project period. To achieve these goals, MHCC seeks $92,395 in year one and $272,377 over the entire project period and MHCC commits a nonfederal match of $99,035 in year one and $289,605 over the entire project period.
|1 U79 SM062509-01||
The University of Denver (DU) Suicide Prevention Project aims to prevent suicide attempts and deaths among DU students by increasing system capacity to support inclusive and comprehensive mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services. This will occur through policy development; training activities for students, families, faculty, and staff; provision of educational programs and materials; and tactics to enhance student connectedness. The DU Suicide Prevention programs goals are to 1) establish consistent use of comprehensive crisis management procedures on campus; 2) eliminate service gaps for identified high-risk groups; 3) increase helpseeking behaviors among students in need of services; 4) increase the ability of the campus community to identify and support at-risk students; and 5) promote student connectedness to each other and to the University. These goals will be accomplished via efforts to 1) convene an interdisciplinary Mental Health Task Force that includes faculty, staff, administrators, students, and local health agencies; 2) assess the mental health needs of identified high-risk groups; 3) review, update, and disseminate comprehensive crisis protocols; 4) incorporate processes to enable early identification and support for incoming students with existing mental health needs; 5) implement gatekeeper training for students, faculty, staff, and families; 6) implement programs and campaigns to enhance student connectedness and reduce stigma related to helpseeking; and 7) develop and offer life skills curriculum.
|1 U79 SM062528-01||
Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) is a public two-year college serving west metro Denver, Colorado since 1969. RRCC is proposing the Suicide Prevention Capacity Building (SPCB) project to address the need for suicide prevention among its increasingly diverse student body. The SPCB at Red Rocks Community College will result in the development of a networking infrastructure that connects the campus to the community and enhances the college's capacity to effectively identify and respond to students in distress. In response to the needs identified, RRCC will expand its behavioral health services to include suicide prevention and awareness by achieving the following project goals: 1. Establish a coordinated and knowledgeable suicide prevention networking infrastructure that connects the campus to the community, 2. Develop a network of students, faculty, and staff identified as gatekeepers who can respond effectively to students with mental and substance use disorders, and 3. Foster a culture of help seeking on the RRCC campus through education of students, faculty, and staff targeted at reducing negative attitudes towards seeking care for mental health and substance use disorders. As a result, RRCC will develop and institutionalize a comprehensive suicide prevention plan including developing and integrating suicide and postvention specific protocols into its crisis response plan, train 760 students, faculty and staff with support from Jefferson Center for Mental Health, deliver suicide prevention outreach activities to a minimum of 2,900 students, and promote resources and information through culturally and linguistically appropriate educational materials targeted at students and their families.
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The Colorado Mesa University Behavioral Health Bridges Initiative will develop a more robust suicide prevention and substance abuse awareness program on the CMU campus. This plan will consist of multiple approaches to develop referral and follow up processes to behavioral health providers, suicide prevention programming and training, consistent messaging, and an infrastructure to prevent suicide and promote help seeking behavior in the future. The Behavioral Health Bridges Initiative has three main goals. Goal number one is to develop an infrastructure to support referrals to campus and community based services designed to prevent suicide while improving the efficiency by which follow up interventions are carried out. The second goal is improve the suicide prevention training practices amongst faculty, staff, students, and at risk populations on the CMU campus. The third goal is to build a campus culture of consistent messaging around the issues of substance abuse prevention, mental health access, and suicide prevention. Key collaborations with student organizations in the Gay Straight Alliance, Native American Alliance, and Student Veterans Association will be critical for the Behavioral Health Bridges Initiative. Partnerships with faith based student organizations will also contribute to these speakers and promoting a consistent message of help seeking behavior. The project will also hold behavioral health screenings where a total of 360 students will be screened and distribute Spanish language wallet cards on suicide prevention to at least 50 students each year. These collaborations will create on campus events raising awareness of suicide prevention and positive help seeking behavior.
|1 U79 SM062527-01||
The Noles CARE in Academics aims to enhance existing campus suicide prevention interventions by providing more accessible resources to academic departments across the FSU campus. We will accomplish our goals by training faculty, staff, and students within FSU's academic departments to localize sources of support in the learning environment of students, and to encourage early detection of student distress and referrals for professional help. We anticipate executing a model of suicide prevention training in which we train target faculty, staff, and students in academic departments extensively. We will also provide suicide prevention information to other faculty, staff, and students through methods that are less time intensive and located within the academic environment. In addition, to facilitate the main rollout of our campus suicide prevention efforts across academic departments, we will develop and implement a mobile application and web site for Noles CARE in Academics. The goals of the project are as follows: (1) Assess the needs of faculty, staff, and students within academic departments in carrying out suicide prevention efforts; the desire to implement suicide prevention training within academic departments; and the preferences of faculty, staff, and students for receiving suicide prevention training within academic departments. (2) Increase the percentage of faculty and staff who feel competent in handling students' mental health concerns. (3) Increase the percentage of student leaders who feel competent in intervening with distressed peers. (4) Increase the perceived efficacy and comfort of students with talking to faculty and peers about getting help with their mental health concerns. (5) Utilize a multidisciplinary leadership network to integrate suicide prevention training with other mental health initiatives on campus to increase student support for mental health within academic departments.
|1 U79 SM062476-01||
Grizzlies Savings Lives! A GGC Campus Suicide Prevention Initiative is designed to promote mental health wellness and help-seeking among Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) students through multi-tiered outreach and partnership efforts. The strategies will include: (1) conducting the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper training; (2) showing the "Truth about Suicide video"; and (3) promoting the use of e-technology for mental health screening and resources. With additional funds from SAMHSA, the College will be able to fill the gaps in and enhance its suicide prevention efforts. Through this project, we plan to deliver training and program activities that are culturally sensitive to our diverse student population and the culture of the project's target populations. The goals and objectives of the strategies are as follows: 1) Provide gatekeeper training to increase knowledge about signs of suicide, train participants to ask about suicide, and increase participants comfort in making a referral; 2) Conduct outreach efforts for students to reduce stigma associated with mental health concerns and help create a culture of help-seeking; and 3) Utilize E-technology and an online screening tool to help increase students' self-awareness of mood and have quick access to relaxation techniques and counseling resources through Relief Link and CollegeResponse.
|1 U79 SM062499-01||
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Initiative to Create Awareness, Recognition, and Education (iCARE) on suicide prevention project aims to significantly impact student, faculty, and staff recognition of risks for and behaviors of a student contemplating suicide. This will be accomplished by a) direct involvement of student organizations and leadership in developing outreach strategies, b) identification and deployment of best available training and assessment methods, c) collaboration with community partners on programming decisions, policies, and management plans, and d) outcomes assessment to guide future resources and focus. We propose an aggressive campaign, partnering with campus marketing and communications, internal student organizations and stakeholders, and strategic external partners to achieve significant brand recognition, outreach, and willingness to complete the iCARE training program and assessment. Our outreach efforts will include micro-videos, social media blitz, smart phone / tablet application development, and campus signage. A strong representation of internal and external stakeholders will be assembled to serve on the iCARE Executive Council. This leadership council for the project will be transitioned to a standing university committee under the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs following completion of the project. While our primary outcome is certainly to prevent deaths by suicide, secondary outcomes include increased help seeking by students as evidenced by SIUE Counseling Services intake completion and appointments, web-traffic at SIUE informational pages, increased completion of student of concern confidential submissions, development of sound policies and procedures for assisting students at risk, and ultimately, percent of student body trained in suicide prevention.
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The purpose of Loyola University Chicago's L&U Care-Together project is to enhance current suicide prevention programs to the next level through building a comprehensive and coherent networking infrastructure and implementing culturally and linguistically appropriate and evidence-based best practice standards. For this purpose, L&U Care-Together project establishes three strategic goals and activities: Goal 1: Create comprehensive infrastructure and collaborative networking by (1) developing and implementing a suicide prevention strategic plan through Campus Advisory Board; and (2) enhancing a more solid, expanded, and seamless networking linkage among diverse entry points on campus and with off-campus resources; Goal 2: Increase knowledge of suicide prevention and mental health awareness by (1) delivering the Mental Health First Aid gatekeeper training to students, faculty, administrators, and staff; (2) developing culturally and linguistically appropriate and evidence-based informational materials and an educational seminar curriculum modifying Pace University's Suicide Prevention Multicultural Competence Kit for suicide prevention and mental health; (3) providing formalized and structured educational seminars to increase knowledge of suicide behaviors and to decrease misinformation associated with mental health services; and Goal 3: Increase help-seeking behaviors and reduce stigma of mental health disorders by (1) promoting a series of public awareness campaigns around National Suicide Prevention Week and World Suicide Prevention Day in order to increase the visibility of National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK (8255)) and community mental health resources.
|1 U79 SM062504-01||
Cards SPEAK (Suicide Prevention, Education, Awareness, and Knowledge) at the University of Louisville (UofL) is a new initiative by departments across UofL campuses that directly addresses the critical need to develop a comprehensive suicide prevention education program. Through coordination of campus efforts, Cards SPEAK will (1) deliver training and awareness campaigns to students and faculty/staff with data collection in order to evaluate effectiveness; (2) focus on creating campus-specific suicide prevention trainings to the at-risk populations of LGBT students and military and veteran students; (3) promote families' understanding of and response to their students' signs of distress; and (4) enhance campus and community partnerships in the effort of responding to students' mental health needs; and (5) develop a sustainable infrastructure to support coordinated campus-wide efforts that emphasize students' strong mental health. The project will supplement the established efforts of our Campus Health Service's participation in the National College Depression Partnership (NCDP), which emphasizes the benchmarking of healthcare quality through ongoing measurement of outcomes with validated depression severity measures. The goals and objectives of the Cards SPEAK project focus on primarily utilizing Kognito training modules with students and faculty/staff but also building upon training which already exists through campus or community providers, including QPR, Mental Health First Aid, and the Koru Mindfulness model. The goal is to educate at minimum 2,000 campus community members annually. Data will be tracked and disseminated to UofL senior leadership as well as other constituents. Community engagement will focus on awareness campaigns that exist within the Louisville metro area and will build upon partnerships with local mental health treatment providers to increase capacity for needs presented through the project.
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The purpose of NSU Cares is to create a prevention-prepared campus community in which suicide completion becomes a "never event" at Northwestern State University. The goals of the project focus on creating a sustainable infrastructure and safety net for students and a culture of caring, wellness, and hope. NSU Cares has four main goals: (1) Increase the connectedness of mental health services with other departments/agencies within the university setting and within the community in order to promote the message that suicide prevention is everyone's responsibility, (2) To provide gatekeeper training to a significant portion of the campus community in order to recognize, approach, and refer students who are in distress, (3) To provide online training, outreach and support to both online and face-to-face students, faculty/staff, and families of students through educational seminars designed to educate participants on suicide, as well as other mental/behavioral health issues, reduce stigma, and encourage help-seeking, and (4) Increase help-seeking behavior among students by creating a culture of caring, wellness, and hope.
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UNH aims to expand the network of services to students through growing the Campus Suicide Prevention Committee (CSPC), enhancing in-person and online suicide prevention trainings, as well as offering more tailored and sustainable programs and educational materials to the campus focused on students particularly at high school. To specify objectives, we intend to consult with the Jed & Clinton Foundation Health Matters Campus Program. We will improve means restriction; expand the safety net through offering best practices trainings; expand the safety net through further promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and existing emergency mental health services for at-risk students; develop culturally competent educational materials and programs; and develop tailored materials for the family members of students. We plan to infuse our efforts into UNH's current social norms campaign, YOU CAN HELP consistent with our view that suicide prevention is a community concern. We anticipate an increase in referrals to and consultations with the Counseling Center and the Behavioral Intervention Team, particularly from the aforementioned at-risk student groups. This data will be collected in the aggregate. The Project Director will be responsible for overseeing the grant activities as well as continual analysis of program data and performance through consultation with the Assistant Director and the CSPC.
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Campus Leaders Against Student Suicide (CLASS) and Student Allies Against Suicide (SASS) Front Line Prevention at LaGuardia Community College is based on the premise that suicide risk is three tiered including early identification and assessment of at-risk students, referral to community resources for additional services, and enhancement of protective factors that increase resilience and provide buffers from stress while in college. The CLASS and SASS project seeks to expand and strengthen the "safety net" for LaGuardia students at risk for mental health concerns, in particular suicide. The proposed project seeks to promote suicide awareness through prevention, intervention, and co-curricular prevention programming. The overall goals of CLASS and SASS Front Line Prevention project are to: 1) Increase awareness of mental health and suicide awareness through evidence based, and best practice trainings; 2) Decrease stigma and increase awareness of mental health issues and suicide awareness especially among high risk and non-English speaking populations on campus; and 3) Promote resilience or "protective" factors including assisting college students in identifying a trusted person in their support network and teaching them that it's okay to ask for help.
|NY||LONG ISLAND CITY||$101,996|
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The overall purpose of the ConnectCWRU project is to build a connected, outcomes-driven infrastructure that improves communication between providers and leads to better on-campus suicide prevention efforts that are based on the best currently-available evidence and practice. Connect CWRU proposes development of a novel approach to detect and predict suicide risk using healthcare data in a developed algorithm. ConnectCWRU staff will use health data to develop risk algorithms to identify two currently-unknown risk factors to detect and predict increased suicide risk. The project will broadly target the entire Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) student body, but will focus special attention on sub-populations of students identified as having a high risk for suicide. ConnectCWRU's has numerous measurable objectives corresponding to the broad goals: 1. Create and put in place a comprehensive crisis response plan with links to the community; 2. Increase community members trained as gatekeepers; 3. Develop and implement educational programming focused on positive mental health, risk reduction, and resiliency training; 4. Expand and improve access to crisis hotlines for students; 5. Increase access to linguistically appropriate information about common problems for college students. The ConnectCWRU team will continue to use the data provided by this system long after the grant to evaluate the effectiveness of its suicide prevention efforts and develop new ways to encourage positive mental health and help-seeking behaviors.
|1 U79 SM062543-01||
The purpose of the Changing Lives Campus Suicide Prevention Project is to build the capacity of the College's infrastructure for a more comprehensive, shared-responsibility approach to suicide prevention. This approach will include initiatives designed to expand and strengthen collaborations with campus and community partners; educate faculty, staff and students about suicide warning signs, prevention and intervention practices; promote awareness of resources and support services; increase student help-seeking behavior through counseling and/or peer support groups; and reduce the stigma associated with such help-seeking. While the Project will have an impact on all RSC students, it is targeted toward low-income, veteran, disabled, and LGBT students. In support of the RSC mission to change lives, build futures and improve communities, RSC's Project goals are to: (1) increase and/or strengthen collaboration among campus and community partners, (2) Increase student, faculty and staff mental health knowledge and awareness regarding suicide and suicide prevention, (3) Increase the promotion for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and (4) Increase helpseeking among students and reduce negative attitudes about seeking care for mental and substance use disorders among students.
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Pennsylvania College of Technology will develop a campuswide, comprehensive suicide prevention and intervention program to include a referral network, gatekeeper training, student screenings, training for faculty and staff, social norms and social media campaigns, promotion of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, development of a suicide response plan, and programming for parents and families. The goals are as follows: Goal 1: Formalize a robust, networked coalition of campus and community suicide prevention resources; Goal 2: Increase the number of students accessing mental health and substance abuse services and enhance screening of students; Goal 3: Systematize faculty and staff professional development opportunities to engage the campus community in suicide awareness, prevention, and intervention; Goal 4: Systematize a comprehensive, ongoing educational campaign for all students, as well as identified target subpopulations to engage the campus community in awareness, prevention, and intervention to address mental health and suicide; Goal 5: Enhance campus community crisis response and intervention, including linkage to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; Goal 6: Engage and educate parents and families as partners in the support of student mental health and suicide prevention.
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Lipscomb University proposes "Through our LENS" (Learning, Engagement, Network, Safety)." This project will raise awareness about suicide prevention through new programming servicing veteran students, minority students, and students with disabilities; will "train the trainers" in "Question, Persuade, Refer" (QPR); and will produce a professional-quality video addressing mental health topics in an engaging way for young adults that can be used by other universities. The Campus Suicide Prevention Grant from SAMHSA will enable Lipscomb to build capacity and infrastructure, and Lipscomb's leadership is committed to sustaining the crisis protocols and the programming begun under this grant beyond the duration of the requested funding. The goals for the program will be to increase awareness of suicide prevention and mental health in the Lipscomb community and increase the capacity to provide effective suicide prevention and mental health resources. Each year of the project, Lipscomb will train 900 freshman students in QPR, 200 faculty and staff in mental health topics, and will reach the entire student population of 4,000 with mental health awareness messages. The collection of data from surveys will detect the percentage of awareness before and after the dissemination of materials, training and seminars that are a result of the grant to the populations at risk in the Lipscomb community (veterans, minority, disabilities, and students with substance abuse issues) as well as the overall campus population. The Office of Institutional Research will partner with the Counseling Center to complete the data base in place for accuracy in order to collect, analyze and report the data efficiently and without error.
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The #hopestrongeagles suicide prevention program will expand the Tennessee Technological University Counseling Center's capacity to better respond to the increased demand of students who experience depression, suicidal ideation, and experience mental health crisis. More specifically, this project will enhance the Tennessee Technological University Counseling Center's existing crisis prevention, intervention, and suicide prevention services. The strategies of this program are to target students that may be high risk for suicide, increase suicide prevention training across campus, expand awareness, and improve current crisis prevention/intervention. The goals of this program are to provide training to the Tennessee Technological University Counseling Center mental health service providers on prevention of suicide and related behaviors, increase Question, Persuade, Refer gatekeeper trainings across the Tennessee Technological University campus to include targeted populations and departments that have a role in the prevention of suicide and related behaviors, reduce stigma and discrimination associated with suicide on Tennessee Technological University campus, expand and implement effective crisis prevention and intervention for the Tennessee Technological University campus, and promote efforts to reduce access to lethal means of students with identified suicide risk. The Tennessee Technological University Counseling Center's vision is to increase suicide prevention across the Tennessee Technological University campus by 10 percent annually during the duration of this project. Implementation of the #hopestrongeagles suicide prevention program as funded by this grant will increase the capacity and infrastructure of the Tennessee Technological University Counseling Center.
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The Providing Hope, Awareness, and Suicide Education (P.H.A.S.E.) Project will implement activities designed to minimize suicide risks among the high number of students enrolled at the institution from vulnerable populations. In addition to the general student population, the P.H.A.S.E. Project will: Create a networking infrastructure to link the institution and students to resources and mental health care providers; develop gatekeeper training programs for students, faculty and staff to increase suicide prevention and suicide crisis response; develop and implement educational seminars for students, faculty and staff to increase awareness about and prevent suicide; and disseminate materials to increase awareness regarding suicide risks, substance abuse, and depression as well as promote help-seeking and reduce negative attitudes and behaviors regarding mental and substance abuse disorders. Effectiveness of the project will increase on- and off-campus partnerships by at least 50%; participation of at least 75% of campus health, mental health, public safety, and other crisis response personnel in gatekeeper training; participation of at least 200 faculty and staff in educational workshops; and at least 3,000 students (approximately 1,000 each year) with increased awareness of suicide risks and prevention resources.