Counselors at the University of California are updating the way they approach student mental health.
An online survey developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will soon be available at all 10 UC campuses. The goal is to connect at-risk students with campus mental health counselors before it's too late.
The screening tool is anonymous. Students receive an email with a link to a 10-page questionnaire. The system then generates an assessment based on the responses, while also allowing the student to connect online with a campus counselor, if the student wishes.
"The more support systems you have in place, the better it will be," said Marianne Lomax, the mother of University of California, Davis, student Linnea Lomax.