The CMHP WISE model is a valuable resource for institutions of higher education and secondary schools, as well as for students and families to find equitable, inclusive, and comprehensive care in their academic pursuits.
Benefits of being part of the CMHP WISE community include:
- Taking a proactive stance in addressing evolving student mental health challenges
- Assessing campus areas of strength and growth and receiving tailored recommendations to address needs
- Enhancing campus culture and reducing stigma
- Improving the experience, engagement, and retention of students, family, and staff in relationship to mental health and greater campus culture
- Engaging in continued education and implementation of best practices for transdiagnostic student-focused care
- Accessing in-person and web-based specialized trainings
- Being recognized as a WISE Campus for your commitment to equity, inclusion, and comprehensive care
A core value of the WISE framework is to develop resources based on student and school needs. By understanding more about your school’s strengths, challenges, and considerations, we can improve our own resources to reflect these goals.
If you are interested in being a WISE partner, contact us today.
As institutions of higher education seek to address the evolving mental health crisis in preventive and innovative ways, we offer consultations regarding effective resources, programming, policies, and practices. We bring direct higher education administration experience in college mental health systems and extensive clinical expertise to the challenges facing college campuses.
CMHP is uniquely positioned to address national trends as we treat hundreds of college students from over 200 colleges and universities each year. Our approach considers each campus’ unique climate and culture when working to create a comprehensive and coordinated mental health system that serves the evolving needs of college students.
Campus consultations may include:
- Visit to campus
- Evaluation of existing campus mental health system and concerns
- Individual and group meetings with various administrators and mental health providers
- Facilitated student focus group sessions
- Opportunities for confidential input from key college constituents
We can also focus on a range of specialty areas to design a campus consultation tailored to a specific college or university:
- Improvements to existing campus mental health system
- Engaging student media for responsible coverage of campus suicide and prevention efforts
- Case management programs for enrolled, high-risk students
- Strategies and systems for addressing campus crises and critical incidents (e.g., deaths, accidents, suicides, stalking)
- Strategic design, placement, and introduction of mental health educational resources
- Decreasing campus stigma
- Effective collaboration with student mental health organizations
- Strengthening coordination of campus services and communication on behalf of at-risk students
- Strategies for effective academic and mental health advocacy within the context of confidentiality, right to privacy, and fear of stigma
- Interpreting FERPA and HIPAA
- Establishing a “stigma-free” zone in the Dean of Students office—why it matters in mental health
- Engaging parents appropriately
- Working more effectively with unique student populations (e.g., international students and their families, GLBTQIA community, student athletes, first-year students, students who disclose mental illness post-admission, students with serious mental health concerns)
- Strategies for implementing an effective mental health withdrawal and readmission process and policy
- Integration of multicultural variables into campus mental health outreach, prevention, and intervention
McLean Hospital College Database
The college database is an electronic clinical resource unique to McLean Hospital. The database provides critical information to help us work with students and their schools in the most effective and coordinated manner possible.
Each participating school has supplied the hospital with important information including best campus contact, preferred campus protocol, the school’s policies for supporting a student’s return to campus post-hospitalization, and available campus resources.
With this information at our fingertips, McLean clinicians can design aftercare plans that incorporate the student’s specific campus resources. The college database content is for McLean Hospital use only.
To see if your college has completed the survey for inclusion in our database or to update an existing profile, please contact CMHP. Please include your name, position, and college/university.
McLean Hosts: Schedule a Tour
CMHP staff have welcomed mental health professionals and administrators from over 50 institutions of higher education to McLean’s Belmont campus. These half-day visits allow us to engage more directly with the institutions whose students we serve and to improve support of students navigating both hospital and college systems.
College mental health professionals and administrators who want to learn more about our college mental health services, the range of clinical services that McLean offers, and the ways we can work together most effectively on behalf of students are encouraged to participate.
Each tour is designed to address the needs of the visiting schools and may include:
- An overview of McLean’s College Mental Health Program and dialogue about challenges colleges face when supporting students with mental health concerns
- An opportunity to walk through the McLean admission process
- Dialogue with directors of programs that serve young adults
- Time to ask specific questions and provide feedback about your campus trends, needs, challenges, and how we can work together in the future
Please contact us to schedule a tour.
Invite CMHP to Your Campus
In keeping with our objective to strengthen new and existing relationships with the college mental health community, CMHP staff frequently visit with college administrators, mental health professionals, and students on their campuses.
Strong campus-community partnerships are necessary for supporting the growing mental health needs of students. By touring campuses and engaging with college professionals and students, we can learn about their unique challenges, culture, and needs.
Please contact CMHP to request a visit to your campus.
The College Mental Health Program is ideal for young adults who are seeking skills to co-manage mental health issues and academic life.
For more information on our services to support college mental health or to make a referral, please contact:
Email: [email protected]
As a reminder: please do not send any confidential information via email.
For additional information regarding all of McLean’s clinical services, including those for college-aged individuals, please call the hospital’s intake and admission team at 617.855.3141.
For general information, or to schedule a McLean campus tour or a campus visit by CMHP staff, please contact: