Future of the Profession

A forward-looking initiative to design a stronger, healthier, and more sustainable campus housing profession.



Mental Health Resources for Students & Staff

If the campus housing profession is to support the mental health of all its community members, it will require establishing reasonable work responsibilities and expectations and creating environments that produce the desired outcomes while offering workforce support for personal decision-making about well-being as individuals and as teams.

Mental health is an ever-evolving issue, especially for housing and residence life staff. To better support mental health and well-being, ACUHO-I will use this page to curate and share various resources that housing professionals can utilize to better support both students and colleagues.

This page will continue to grow and add materials as they are identified. If you have a recommended reference, or would like to share a mental health resource or program from your campus, please email ACUHO-I.

Resources for Students

Social-Belonging for College Students
This is a free assessment that colleges and universities can use to improve engagement, retention, and academic success.

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework: A Step-Change for LSE
The London School of Economics and Political Science developed a framework around three themes that prioritize their approach to student mental health and wellbeing.

College Student Mental Health Action Toolkit
Produced by the Mental Health Coalition, this is a resource for students filled with tips and resources to help you advocate for your policy, system, and environmental changes to improve mental health and well-being on campus.

Campus Wellness: Emerging Best Practices
This short two-page report outlines the increased demand for mental health services and highlights several campuses’ approaches to responding to these needs.

Resources for Staff

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
The NAMI website provides a variety of resources, including educational opportunities, understanding warning signs, and advocacy and policy priorities.

Mary Christie Institute: The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young Professionals
The Mary Christie Institute, in partnership with AACU and NACE, surveyed recent college graduates to better understand the mental health and well-being of young professionals. This site provides an opportunity to download the results.

A Guide to Trauma-Informed Supervision
A comprehensive guide to foster trauma-informed supervision, leadership, and organizations.

Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare Practice: Trauma-Informed Guidelines for Organizations
The publication provides an extensive resource for organizations to support staff members who may be impacted by secondary traumatic stress.

Student Affairs: Teaching Skills in Mental Health and DEI (podcast)
Learn why it’s so important to be trained in mental health issues, for example, to help students dealing with a variety of issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, learn how to be increasingly comfortable dealing with students in an online environment as much as face-to-face.

Resources for General Mental Health and Well-Being

Butler University Institute for Well-Being
The Institute for Well-Being provides resources to help colleges and universities better understand what students need. In addition, they offer a variety of services and publications.

JED Foundation Resource Center
The JED Foundation provides a wide variety of resources to help with managing emotions, coping with various challenges, and finding support to address these issues.

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