Building a Unified and Supportive Mental Health Culture

November 22, 2019
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT

Nelson Andrews Leadership Center
3088 Smith Springs Rd. Antioch, TN 37013


This one-day event brought together a special group of campus leaders and students from across the UT System. Attendees shared resources and discussed ways to improve mental health and wellness for UT students.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Leigh Cherry, coordinator for student success initiatives, at or 865-974-8849.


2019 Mental Health and Wellness Summit Agenda

Summit Toolkit

Campus Initiatives and Programming

Active Minds The JED Foundation
Big Red Resilience: 9 Dimensions of Well-being University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mental Health First Aid
Campus Text Line MindHandHeart Initiative
Healthy Minds University of Michigan, Boston University Safety Nets
I CARE Send Silence Packing

Conference Resources

Active Minds Conference 2019 Leadership Exchange Magazine (NASPA)
Intercollegiate Mental Health Conference Mental Health Institute for Deans of Students


American Psychological Association: Campus Mental Health UT Suicide Prevention Plan

Mental Health Speakers

David Arnold, NASPA Lauren Cook, Campuspeak
Jamie Molnar, NaBITA Mike Veny, Teamwork Facilitator
Jeff Yalden, Suicide Prevention Poppy Fitch, Associate VP of Student Affairs


ACE Mental Health Report Introduction to the Special Issue on College Student Mental Health
Admissions Offices Flag Mental Health Cases Linking Resources
Compassion Fatigue in Higher Education: Lessons from Other Helping Fields Looking to Improve Students’ Mental Health? Ask What They Need
The Cost of Caring: 10 Ways to Prevent Compassion Fatigue Suicide Prevention and how it Impacts Tennessee Colleges
Evaluation of Mental Health Apps The Happiness Equation
Falling through the Cracks — Virginia Tech and the Restructuring of College Mental Health Services Petting Away Pre-Exam Stress: Therapy Dogs on Campus
Healthy Minds Network Research Publications The Rise of Mental Health Challenges on Campuses
HEMHA: Telemedicine Under Pressure: The Growing Demand for Student Mental Health Services
Investing in Student Mental Health: Opportunities & Benefits for College Leadership When the Counselors Need Help (Compassion Fatigue)

Resources for Campuses

ROI Calculator for College Mental Health Services & Programs TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Telemedicine Support in Tennessee Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN)

Software Vendors and Campus Services

BetterYou Signal Vine
Breathe Simplicity Advocate
Eni, NexGen Student Assistance Program (SAP) Thriving Campus
Maxient YOU at College
ProtoCall 98point6


Summit Presentations & Materials

UTHSC Imperative for Prevention Handout

UTHSC Imperative for Prevention Presentation

Break-out Session: Improving Access to Treatment through Technology

Break-out Session: Impacting Retention and Resilience through Connection, Self-Evaluation and Self-Direction

Break-out Session: Engaged or Encaged – Curriculum Infusion to Recognize the Signs 

Break-out Session: Suicide & Mental Health in Higher Education

Breakout-Session: Faculty and Student Mental Health Outcomes

Roundtable Discussion: Compassion Fatigue Summary