California College Campuses Adopting New Tools To Help Respond To Students In Mental Distress

The Los Angeles Times (11/11, Rivera) reported that some college campuses “are adopting new tools that outline common situations and ways to respond” to students in mental distress, “such as the Red Folder, a quick reference guide developed at the University of California that is being adopted by the 23-campus California State University system and many community colleges.” The point “is to distill information from more detailed training into a set of simple actions – see something, say something, do something.” That initiative receives partial funding from “Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act approved by California voters in 2004 to expand such services through a 1% tax on incomes at or above $1 million.”

Related Links:

— “California colleges step up efforts to help students in mental distress,” Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2015.

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