Promoting Wellness and Resiliency on Campus at Monmouth University is a university and community partnership program whose purpose is to enhance prevention, identification, and service utilization for all students, particularly those with mental and behavioral health problems which elevate their risk for suicide ideation, attempts and completions.
The program is targeted to the entire student population at Monmouth University. Through a series of activities and programs, the University will enhance its established infrastructure and community partnerships with a public awareness campaign and education/ training targeted at individuals poised to respond and prevent student suicide at the university via universal, selective and indicated prevention. By the end of the grant, it is expected that over 700 gatekeepers and providers and the student body of 6,400 will be offered training in mental health and suicide awareness, identification and referral/help-seeking and exposed to public awareness messages.
Goal 1: To improve identification and referral of students at risk.
Objective 1: Increase number of adult gatekeepers who are trained and knowledgeable in mental health and suicide prevention and assessment
Objective 2: Increase number of student gatekeepers trained and knowledgeable in mental health and suicide prevention and assessment
Objective 3: Increase the knowledge of mental health and suicide risk among gatekeepers
Objective 4: Increase the knowledge of mental health and suicide risk among students
Objective 5: Implement SPRC’s Interactive Suicide Program with a sub-group of freshman
Goal 2: Improve help-seeking of students at risk for suicide
Objective 2.1: Increase collaboration among campus and community partners to deliver the message that suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility
Objective 2.2: Reduce stigma for seeking care for mental and behavioral health issues among students
Objective 2.3: Increase visibility of National Suicide Prevention Lifeline hotline numbers
Goal 3: Improve the mental health services available for students at risk for suicide
Objective 3.1: Increase on- and off- campus clinicians knowledge of mental health and suicide awareness
Objective 3.2: Increase on- and off- campus clinicians ability to assess and refer youth at risk for suicide to mental health treatment
Objective 3.3: Increase on- and off-campus clinicians’ knowledge of and effectiveness in implementing a safety plan for youth at risk for suicide.
Objective 3.4: Increase on- and off-campus mental health therapists in knowledge and utilization of CBT for depression and suicide prevention
Goal 4: Follow crisis management procedures.
Objective 4.2: Monmouth Medical Center Crisis line to become a National call center.