Mental Health Intervention
Student Body President McKenzy Heavlin has established the Select Student Body Department on Mental Health Intervention to conduct research into mental health crises and suicide prevention measures implemented at other campuses, current best practices according to scientific literature, and to get a better understanding of the needs of students surrounding mental health. These meetings are open to the public and we encourage students to get involved.
Mental Health Intervention Charges and Duties
The mission of the department is to conduct research into mental health crises and suicide prevention measures implemented at other campuses, current best practices according to scientific literature, and to get a better understanding of the needs of students surrounding mental health.
- Determine the current best practices surrounding suicide prevention, as found in the scientific literature; and,
- Research practices surrounding mental health crises and suicide prevention and general mental health initiatives at our peer institutions, and at non-peer institutions with consideration for practicable scaling of those interventions; and,
- Work to get a general sense of the desires of the student body regarding student mental health; and,
- Liaise with the Office of Prevention Services to identify current policy and practice surrounding suicide prevention and mental health intervention; and,
- Make recommendations to Student Government about future programming, outreach, and advocacy; and,
- Make recommendations to Student Government leadership to bring to University administration regarding policy changes surrounding suicide prevention and general mental health intervention.
- Meet at the call of the chair to discuss ideas, review current policies and practices, meet with relevant university stakeholders, and other actions to achieve the above charges; and,
- Provide periodic and timely updates to the Student Body President and Student Senate President regarding department activity; and,
- Conduct all Department meetings consistent with Student Government and Executive Branch expectations and standards, including but not limited to, open meeting requirements, quorum, and non-member participation as listed in Statute §3-3.15.; and,
- Make all agendas, minutes, and department materials publicly available and accessible on the Student Government website, subject to the approval of the Student Body President; and,
Department Meeting Schedule and Materials
|Monday, November 21||1:00 – 2:00 PM||11.21||11.21||Zoom|
|Wednesday, November 30||6:00 – 7:00 PM||11.30||11.30||SG Suite Lobby|
|Wednesday, December 7||6:00 – 7:00 PM||12.7||12.7||Talley 3220|
|Wednesday, December 14||5:30 – 6:30 PM||12.14||12.14||Talley 3220|
|6:00 – 7:00 PM||1. 23||1. 23||SG Conference Room 4251D|
|6:00 – 7:00 PM||1.30||1.30||SG Conference Room 4251D|
|6:00 – 7:00 PM||2.6||2.6||SG Conference Room 4251D|
|6:00 – 7:00 PM||2.13||2.13||SG Conference Room 4251D|
|6:00 – 7:00 PM||2.20||2.20||SG Conference Room 4251D|
|6:00 – 7:00 PM||2.27||2.27||SG Conference Room 4251D|
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Student Government will honor requests for accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Direct accommodation requests to Chair Chazzlyn Jackson at email@example.com.
Please note: These are public meetings.
Mental Health Intervention Membership
- Chazzlyn Jackson, Graduate Student Senator
- Ria Bakshi, Director of Wellness
- Thomas Jackson, CALS Student Senator
- Stephen McGuinness, WCOT Student Senator
- Max Nicely, First-Year Senator
- Camryn Kline, Allocation Official
- Naila Din, Department of Wellness Member
- Benjamin Pulgar-Guzman, Student Community Organizer
- Eelya Sefat, WCOT Student Senator
The Department is charged will finalizing its report to coincide with the University’s Task Force on Student Mental Health. These deadlines are detailed below.
Recommendations are sent to the Student Body President:
- Due by January 18, 2023.
Recommendations are sent to the University’s Task Force on Student Mental Health and additional University Leadership:
- Communicated to the University’s task force by January 23, 2023
Future advocacy plans will be submitted to the Student Body President:
- Due by March 1, 2023.