For Faculty to Support their Students


onsyllabus“It’s on the Syllabus” Campaign

Language for inclusion on your syllabi: Mental Health and Stress Management:

The staff and faculty of Ohlone College are here to see you succeed academically. We care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health Center in building 7 or The Crisis Support Services of Alameda County offers a 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-309-2131.

Please show a 90-second public service announcement (PSA) video titled “Ohlone Cares” to your students as part of our effort to destigmatize mental health and promote help-seeking behavior.  You may access the video at the following URL:


Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt

Click here to order a free copy of A Journey Toward Health & Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt which can now be ordered and downloaded from the SAMHSA Store. This new booklet is designed to: help people who have attempted suicide take their first steps toward healing and recovery. Tools and stories in the booklet come from first-hand experiences of individuals who have survived a suicide attempt and their supporters. It is the hope of the writers that their personal knowledge about the challenges of suicide attempts and the steps to successfully recover will help readers learn they are not alone, how to develop hope, and most importantly, how to stay safe in challenging times.

AlamedaCrisisSlide.001“Early Identification & Referral: Suicide Prevention for College Faculty & Staff”  Download this presentation by clicking here.

On Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Fremont Campus, STEP Up Ohlone and the Human Resources Department, in partnership with Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, sponsored a training for faculty and staff on early identification and referral of students at risk for suicide with three learning objectives:

  1. Gain basic knowledge of immediate suicide warning signs & risk factors among college students.
  2. Increase comfort in asking about suicide directly.
  3. Increase willingness and confidence to respond to a student at risk for suicide through a vignette and role play. Again, click here to download.

Click here to dowteam_up_revised_mnload a Style Guide: Reporting on Mental Health by TEAM UP (Tools for Education and Media)




Click here to download the Student Mental Health and the Law, a comprehensive resource developed in collaboration with leading experts in higher education law, administration and mental health. This guide provides clarification of FERPA, disability law and other legal issues colleges face, and includes “good practice” guidelines for addressing campus mental health and working with students in distress.  This is a product of the Jed Foundation.