FSU has launched a new trauma-informed, multimedia, online college student mental health and wellness toolkit https://strong.fsu.edu/ to help students build coping and stress management skills and connect them to FSU’s resources.
Because of international attention and outreach, we are building a customizable version of the online toolkit for other colleges and universities.
Many students struggle with mental health problems and seek out their health information online. The Toolkit is a complement to existing mental health resources and provides an easily an easily accessible hub for students.
With college mental health services overwhelmed, colleges need an evidence-informed, effective way to help students to build connections with students.
The Toolkit’s attention to trauma benefits students whose prior trauma makes them vulnerable to poor adaptations to stress, including alcohol and substance abuse.
The FSU Toolkit has been highly successful, serving nearly 8300 people the first month after launch, with over 120,000 page views, and overwhelmingly positive responses from student surveys.
FSU is hosting an informational webinar about the Toolkit on 11/15/18, with 90 college administrators from 48 colleges committing to attend.