Consultation and Education

CCPH offers presentations on subjects of interest to Registered Student Organizations, faculty and staff, and the community. Topics can include:

  • Stress Management with Mindfulness
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Mental Health Consultations on issues such as self-injurious behavior, eating disorders, substance use, anxiety, depression, and more.

Call CCPH, (413) 545-2337 for more information or to schedule a program.

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training:

CCPH offers free group trainings for the UMass Amherst campus community. Learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide and what to do if you see them – you could save a life.

For information or to schedule a session, call (413) 545-2337.

About the training

The 'gatekeeper' model, developed at Syracuse University, focuses on training those who most directly interact with students. Experiential exercises replicate the emotional experiences of someone in crisis, giving participants the skills and information they need to assist at-risk students.

Topics include:

  • Warning signs
  • Myths
  • Response modes
  • Campus resources
  • Current suicide statistics and research

Trained gatekeepers do not provide mental health care; rather, they use the techniques and resources learned to offer support and guidance, and to help connect students with needed services.

Why training is important

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students.
  • 5,000 young adults (1,100 college students) die by suicide every year.
  • Research indicates 10% of college students have suicidal thoughts.
  • Even one death is one too many.