There are 18 million of you college students in this country. And you need to know you are not just one in 18 million, you are THE one in 18 million we care about. College life is full of stress. Grades, new roommate situations, girl/guy troubles, drugs & alcohol decisions, you name it. We get it. It’s tough. Please, consider visiting these sites for information, help, chats, inspiration, and most importantly, to know you are not alone in this.
NINE OUT OF TEN. 1 out of 10 college students contemplates suicide. That leaves nine, given the resources, to reach out and help that one friend who may be struggling. This site empowers PEERS to be one of the nine by highlighting signs of concern and how you, as a friend, can help.
This is an original program of The Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation.
THE JED FOUNDATION. As the nation’s leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, The Jed Foundation is protecting the mental health of students across the country.
LOVE IS LOUDER. Love is Louder was started by The Jed Foundation, MTV and Brittany Snow to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone. It’s hundreds of thousands of people just like you who have turned this idea into a movement. A movement of all types of people who have come together to raise the volume around the message that love and support are louder than any internal or external voice that brings us down.
HALF OF US. This campaign with mtvU uses stories of students and high-profile artists to increase awareness about mental health problems and the importance of getting help. You can view video stories, learn more about emotional disorders, support others by becoming an advocate and download the My Mood Ring application for your Facebook page.
U LIFELINE. This is an anonymous online resource to learn more about your thoughts and feelings, and to reach out for help if necessary. You can take a confidential screening, research mental health conditions, or locate resources on your campus.
ACTIVE MINDS. By supporting campus based chapters, Active Minds empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. Consider starting a chapter at your school or join one that already exists.
THE TREVOR PROJECT. The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
The Trevor Lifeline: If you need support, please call 866-488-7386.
IT GETS BETTER PROJECT. The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
Reach Out – The Inspire USA Foundation For students by students, blogs and resources for getting through tough times.
The Transition year from The Jed Foundation An online resource and checklist for selecting and preparing for college developed by the Jed Foundation
What a difference a friend makes – This site is here for people living with mental illness—and their friends. You’ll find tools to help in the recovery process, and you can also learn about the different kinds of mental illnesses, read real-life stories about support and recovery, and interact with the video to see how friends can make all the difference.