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Connecting Low Risk Students to Meaningful Resources on Campus

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About the Webconference

Institutions are struggling with an undefined and unsustainable scope of mental health care that is overly dependent on traditional models to connect students with on campus mental health support. This on-demand webconference examines how institutions can map targeted interventions to key student segments, including low-risk students where non-clinical approaches are well-suited for common concerns.

Changing the “Therapy or Bust” mindset has several benefits:

  • More options for who students can talk with about their concerns
  • Saves clinical resources for the students who need them most
  • Quicker access lessens the chance of escalating the student’s level of risk
  • Allows students to build relationships with peers and deeper campus connections

More on this topic

This resource is part of the Develop Student-Centered Well-Being Support Roadmap. Access the Roadmap for stepwise guidance with additional tools and research.

Low-risk students grappling with developmentally appropriate challenges and generalized anxiety may not require immediate intervention or ongoing clinical care. Progressive institutions are doing more to connect these students with targeted interventions to address their concerns and help prevent further escalation.

Mapping low-need students to existing campus resources

Approach 1: Driving utilization of self-serve resources

Maximize existing supports through personalized and structured recommendations.

Download the PDF for examples from peer institutions like Calvin College, George Washington University, and University of Florida.

Approach 2: Fostering non-clinical connections

Provide opportunities for online and in-person connection that do not center around individual counseling.

Download the PDF for examples from peer institutions like Calvin College and Ohio State University.

View the on-demand webconference and download presentation slides for tactics to drive utilization of existing self-serve resources and strategies to foster non-clinical connections that do not center on individual therapy.