Goal 1: Enhance strategies and resources to identify students at risk 

  • Develop a quick reference guide for faculty/staff (modeled after Stanford’s Red Folder) 
  • Propose Case Manager position in Student Affairs 
  • Increase signage in high volume areas on campus about resources 
  • Increase signage in areas of isolation or triggering to promote resources 

Goal 2: Enhance strategies for students to be more socially connected on campus. 

  • Identify students who are feeling isolated on campus to determine if there are shared demographics and create action steps to better engage these students 
  • Examine and enhance peer mentoring model and provide debriefing and support opportunities for student leaders who are in helping roles   
  • Hold student focus groups to gain understanding and awareness of students’ needs and thoughts around issues such as social isolation, mental health on campus, and ways to effectively address them 

Goal 3: Assess current mental health trainings and offerings and identify gap areas. 

  • Work on training as many staff and faculty members as possible in RRSD and other mental health related topics 
  • Create brief, targeted trainings for students, faculty, staff who may not be able to attend longer gatekeeper trainings 
  • Record current faculty/staff gatekeeper training (RRSD) to make it accessible for those who can’t attend live trainings 
  • Offer more programs/outreach/speakers on MH-specific topics 
  • Research JED’s peer-to-peer gatekeeper training and possibly implement with student leader groups 
  • Assess and enhance mental health, wellness, and resiliency training available in FYE curriculum. 
  • Assess mental health and wellness programming at orientation and implement enhancements based on best practices and student feedback.   

Goal 4: Evaluate current polices, processes, and procedures related to mental health mental health  

  • Examine medical withdrawal and re-entry policies and processes, making recommendations to make them more student-centered 
  • Annually assess campus facilities and consider means restriction, including new building projects and renovations 
  • Consider long-term committees/structures for ongoing planning and assessment of mental health needs once JED Campus Program concludes.   

Goal 5: Increase help-seeking behaviors and access to resources 

  • Explore the adoption of ProtoCall 24/7 phone service to enhance access to support for students, as well as provide an after-hours resource faculty/staff can refer students 
  • Add a Mental Health statement to all course syllabi 
  • Add mental health hotline and resource numbers on back of student I.D. cards 
  • Consider more targeted communications to first year students and their parents during summer prior to arriving at Stonehill 
  • Consider more targeted communications to current students during high-stress times each semester  
  • Research different counseling models to see if any changes need to be made to current model, or if additional staffing/resources needed 
  • Utilize HMS data and Counseling Services data in promotional campaign to bring awareness to mental health needs, normalize, and encourage help-seeking