The Mental Health team was formed with the goal of increasing resilience and well-being of students, staff, and faculty on campus. Through collaboration with campus partners, we strive to create a community that fosters mental health, reduces stigma, and promotes self-care. Have questions? Contact the committee chair Amy Magnuson.
Spring 2017: January 11, Feb 1, March 1, April 5 - all at 3pm in HWC 5700
Our committee is made up of a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff. We are always seeking additional voices in our committee to help make Florida State University a healthier university.
Goals & Objectives
All goals and objectives are based on the 2015 NCHA (National College Health Assessment) Survey, n=557.
- Increase the proportion of students who report receiving information on:
- How to help others
- Relationship difficulties
- Stress reduction
- Reduce the proportion of students who report that their academic performance was adversely affected by:
- Increase the percentage of students who report that they would consider seeking help from a mental health professional (if needed for a personal problem).
- Developed a training for faculty and staff that provides and overview of how to C.A.R.E. (communicate, concern, ask questions, refer to resources, and encourage help-seeking).
- Faculty and staff training is designed for key contacts in the department that people can turn to for help and support. A second general training helps create awareness of the issue and identify resources in their department as well as on campus.
- Conducted five suicide prevention trainings to faculty and staff in three departments: the College of Business, the College of Nursing, and the College of Communication and Information.
- Interviewing candidates for a suicide prevention coordinator to aid in the SAMHSA grant implementation.
- Connecting students with the Peer Involvement Mentorship program to increase sense of belonging and purpose.
- Working to spread wellness tips and positive news by creating footage that can be shown on TVs in waiting rooms across campus.
Data Driving our Work
- 9% of Females and 6% of Males have seriously considered suicide in the last 12 months
- Of the 10 reported academic impediments, half were directly related to mental health: 29.5% reported Stress, 22.5% reported anxiety, 12.9% reported depression, 10.4% reported relationship difficulties, and 9% reported concern for a troubled friend all as causing a barrier in school