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HEMHA Distance Counseling Guide

Dear Colleagues,

The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) is proud to release our most recent guide,  College Counseling from a Distance: Deciding Whether and When to Engage in Telemental Health Services. 

 Distance Counseling Guide

This guide, along with all other HEMHA resources, are free!  Please share this with others whom you think would be interested.

This guide focuses on all of the content areas needing consideration to determine if your center wants to participate in Telemental Health Services using an interdisciplinary approach.

The HEMHA is a partnership providing leadership to advance college mental health. Envisioned and formed in September 2008 under the leadership of the American College Health Association (ACHA), HEMHA is a partnership of organizations dedicated to advancing college mental health. The Alliance affirms that the issue of college mental health is central to student success, and therefore is the responsibility of higher education. The current membership of 9 member organizations includes:

  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
  • American College Counseling Association (ACCA)
  • American College Health Association (ACHA)
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD)
  • The Jed Foundation
  • NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

 Mission: To provide leadership through a partnership of organizations to advance college mental health.

 Purpose: HEMHA affirms that the issue of college mental health is central to student success, and therefore is the responsibility of higher education. Accordingly, HEMHA will provide leadership to:

• Think about college mental health issues at a strategic level

• Identify and share mental health resources

• Promote full community engagement in the mental health continuum of care

• Define the role of advocacy in mental health

• Support and disseminate evidence-based practice

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