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New Guide Helps Colleges Promote Students’ Mental Health

The Jed Foundation, a national nonprofit group focused on preventing suicide by college students, and the Education Development Center have released a free resource, Campus MHAP: A Guide to Campus Mental Health Action Planning, to guide colleges in developing plans to help students who are suffering emotionally. The guide details how to combat emotional distress and suicide on campuses with prevention strategies and methods. It outlines a step-by-step process to define institution-specific goals, create programs and policies, and assess their effects.

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