As specified in House Bill 28, public institutions of higher learning must create student communication plans that consist of educational and outreach activities on suicide prevention.
What are student communication plans and why are they Important
These plans consist of strategies used by academic institutions to disseminate information to the campus community* about educational and outreach activities, as well as behavioral health* resources both on- and off-campus.
Effective communication plans are important because the plans help students, as well as the broader campus community, receive information on available resources about suicide prevention and behavioral health issues. These plans should lead campus community members to the resources that save lives by providing evidence-based prevention and intervention steps. Additionally, the plans should advocate for positive behavioral health and aim to eliminate stigma and other barriers associated with seeking help for behavioral health issues.