Our College supports students’ mental health and wellness. We contract with East Ridge Health Systems, a local community mental health facility. This partnership helps students with mental illness and adjustment issues to live productive lives and to succeed academically. This program is covered by the College, regardless of the number of visits. In the event of a mental health crisis after hours, the 24-hour hotline is available to everyone at 304-263-8954. For more information, please contact: Katie Thompson, Student Development Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 304.260.4380 x 2120.
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is now a proud member of ULifeline!
ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding mental health and suicide prevention. ULifeline includes facts on mental health and wellness topics, suicide prevention, and how to help a friend. You can access self-screening tools and gather information concerning anxiety, depression, eating disorders, drugs and alcohol, and other topics of interest to college students.
Why is ULifeline needed? College students are particularly vulnerable for developing mental health disorders. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. Yet, most college students are misinformed or unaware of the signs and symptoms of depression and other emotional disorders. ULifeline provides a safe, private, user-friendly place for students to learn more about mental health.
Who produces ULifeline? ULifeline is a program of The Jed Foundation, the nation’s leading nonprofit public organization working to prevent suicide among college students and improve the mental health support available on campuses nationwide. Since its inception, ULifeline and The Jed Foundation have reached millions of parents, students, administrators, and most importantly, those who have suffered in silence. The Foundation will continue to be vigilant in improving the ULifeline organization and its ability to educate, raise awareness, and most importantly, reduce the stigma associated with mental health seeking on a college campus, which ultimately, we believe, will help those truly in need.
Who can use ULifeline? College students are the primary audience for ULifeline. They access ULifeline to get mental health information for themselves or if they are concerned about a friend. The site, however, is available to anyone in the college community, including faculty, staff, administrators, and family members.
Link for BRCTC ULifeline – http://www.ulifeline.org/brctc