“Dozens of Businesses Take ‘Time’ to Support Mental Health Awareness Campaign “

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This April 29, 2015 State College article not only reminds us to stop and take a deep breath once in a while, but also talks about various projects for raising awareness about mental health issues and the stigma that often faced by the people who struggle with them.

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“Being the First Person on the Scene of a Mental Health Crisis”

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This April 21, 2015 article on the Drexel Now website talks about training being offered to staff at Drexel University based on the International Mental Health First-aid program to help staff find and refer students who are experiencing a mental health crisis to the proper resources to meet their needs.

“Suicide Prevention Display To Travel To Penn State”

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This April 17, 2015 Community Content article on the Onward State website talks about a traveling exhibit to raise awareness of suicide prevention and decrease stigma about mental health issues on college campuses.

“Student groups serve as resources for mental health”

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This March 24, 2015 article on the Daily Pennsylvanian talks about ways that students are grappling with the question of how to make a long-lasting difference in how mental health is viewed, discussed and treated on campus.

“Students question mental health task force recommendations”

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This February 18, 2015 article on The Daily Pennsylvanian website talks about students’ response to the recommendations by Penn University on mental health on campus.

“Annual report offers snapshot of U.S. college students’ mental health, needs”

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This February 5, 2015 article on the Penn State News site, talks about an annual report by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) that looked at about 240 different colleges and universities and after 6 years of research has noticed that while sexual assault is decreasing, there seems to be a trend showing that self-injury and suicidal thoughts are increasing among college students

Sound Mental Health campus on 17th Ave, Capito...

Sound Mental Health campus on 17th Ave, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Mental health hotline to centralize resources”

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This December 2, 2014 article on The Daily Pennsylvanian website talks about a new hotline that has been setup by the Division of Public Safety  for Penn students to call if they are in need of mental health assistance.  The number doesn’t replace existing services, but rather simplifies things in that students will have one number they can call 24 hours a day if they need help rather than needing to call one of two numbers based on whether they are calling within or outside of regular business hours for CAP.  The article points out that this number does not replace CAP services, but rather is meant to be an extension of the services provided by CAP.  The numbers for Penn students in crisis to call are included with the article.

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