HBCU Students Enter Today Behavioral Health Public Service Announcement Contest

PSA Contest:  Enter Today!

Learn how to Create a Behavioral Health Communications Message – PSA
Address…..Behavioral Health Issues On Your HBCU Campus!

"Tell me, I forget.  Show me, I remember.  Involve me, I understand."

  • Develop Behavioral Health Awareness message(s) for your campus (using print, audio, video (broadcast media)
  • Secure written consent from your institution and for any content contained in the PSA that that entrant(s) did not create, e.g. images and music.
  • Complete and submit PSA and the HBCU Behavioral Health Communications Promotion Campaign no later than February 1st 2018
  • Promote and Vote for your PSA - on your campus Feb. 8th -15th 2018!
  • Winners announced during the Annual Behavioral Health Awareness Day - Thursday, February 20th

Deadline for submitting your entry: NO LATER THAN February 1st, 2018

Submission Guidelines

HBCU Student Internship Opportunity!

The U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities is seeking interns for Spring 2018!

This year-round volunteer Internship Program will provide current HBCU students with an opportunity to learn more about HBCUs and their impact on the economy, higher education policy, federal funding opportunities, communications, and outreach. This internship will be based at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The Initiative and Department will not sponsor travel or lodging.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting and compiling research and data related to HBCUs;
  • Participating in strategic planning meetings, staff meetings and other Department briefings and meetings relevant to the work of the Initiative;
  • Compiling meeting minutes;
  • Assisting and creating and/or updating presentations, fact sheets, one-pagers and talking points;
  • Greeting and escorting visitors to meetings

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If you have experienced a disaster such as a hurricane or flood, or other traumatic event such as a car crash, you may have distressing reactions like feeling anxious or afraid. It’s also pretty common to think about the event often, even if you were not directly affected and especially if you saw it on television. No reactions are wrong or right. Most responses are just normal ways of reacting to the situation. More

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World Vision 

Red Cross


The Texas Association of Business

Texas Army National Guard

U.S. Government

SAMHSA’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) below – 2017 Summer Fellowships in Disability Policy Research Opportunity!

Grantee OrganizationApplication Period for the MFP Traditional PhD ProgramApplication Period for the MFP- Masters Level Youth Focused ProgramApplication Period for the MFP- Masters Level Addictions Counseling Focused ProgramApplication Link and organization contact
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy12/2/2017–1/31/201812/2/2017–1/31/2018N/AMore
American Nurses Association4/30/2017-4/30/2018Until Vacancies filledN/AMore
American Psychiatric Association11/1/2017-1/30/2018N/AN/AMore
American Psychological Association Council on Social Work Education10/2/2017–1/15/201810/2/2017–1/15/2018N/AMore
Council on Social Work Education 12/2017–2/28/18Spring 2018N/AMore
National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates9/1/2017–10/31/20179/1/2017–10/31/20179/1/2017–10/31/2017More
NAADAC: the Association for N/AN/AUntil Vacancies filledMore

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month


National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

This month, the world comes together to raise awareness for bullying prevention and to reflect on where we have been, where we are now, and where we hope to be in the years to come. This year’s Bullying Prevention Awareness Month marks the 10th anniversary of its initiation by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. Since 2006, the event has grown to an entire month of education and awareness activities, and is being recognized by schools and communities throughout the world. Find out more!


New Grant Opportunities

Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

Application Due Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $102,000 per year

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention grants. The purpose of this program is to facilitate a comprehensive public health approach to prevent suicide in institutions of higher education. The grant is designed to assist colleges and universities in building essential capacity and infrastructure to support expanded efforts to promote...Find out more!



Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business!



September is Suicide Prevention Month, and today marks the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week 2016, with World Suicide Prevention Day, Saturday, September 10th

There are many ways to take part!

Throughout the week GSPIN will update you with the different activities and ways to get involved in in your area.  Support your communities activities, and Remember Find out more!




Student Opportunities

jedfoundationStudent Advisory Council Applications now being accepted!

JED's Student Advisory Council (SAC) is a group of exceptional young people who enhance our impact on campus and bring the student voice and perspective to our programming. We're looking for passionate students who have an interest in mental health and promoting community on campus. If you or someone you know would be interested in this opportunity.

Application Deadline Extended!
One Week Left to Apply for JED's Student Advisory Council
Applications are due by noon EST on Thursday, October 13th.

Find out more or Apply Now!


HBCU Center for Excellence Behavioral Health Sub Award (mini – grant) Opportunity

This opportunity is now closed.  Thank you to all who participated!

SAMHSA: Incidents of Mass Violence

Incidents of mass violence, like those in Orlando, Florida this weekend, can cause people to experience fear, uncertainty, and stress. Immediate help is available. Call SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 for support and or visit us for more counseling options


Who we are

The HBCU-CFE, through its established HBCU network, will target all 105 HBCUs and provide ongoing technical assistance and on-site and distance learning opportunities. The HBCU-CFE will advance these goals by building and strengthening collaborative partnerships

The goals of the HBCU-CFE are to:

  • Promote student behavioral health to positively impact student retention
  • Expand campus service capacity, including the provision of culturally appropriate behavioral health resources
  • Facilitate best practices dissemination, foster student leadership, and behavioral health workforce development

Latest News

2016-2017 PSA Campaign Contest


Upcoming Webinars

12/21 Tips for Improving Behavioral Health Issues Among College Students!

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Miss. Taytum Dunn, Student
Xavier University of Louisiana

January 25 th 2018
“Tips for Safe and Sober Holidays”

February 20 th 2018

March 26 th 2018
Campus Behavioral Health Resources
Active Minds, NAMI and Student Veterans

April 26 th 2018
SATTC: Opioid Epidemic Series

Recent Events

Lonnie E. Mitchell Policy Academy - March 17th – 19th 2017

To view the presentation by visit the website at and selecting the “Presentations” tab


Mini Grant RFA Technical Assistance Webinars
Thank you to all who attended!

Webinar Presentation

Student Resources

News You Can Use!


A big KUDOS to our own Eugene Herrington, Ph.D., MSW, M.Div, LCSW, for receiving the NAADAC (The Association for Addiction Professionals) Lifetime Achievement Award at their Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN! Dr. Herrington was presented with this prestigious award by NAADAC President, Dr. Kirk Bowden.  The award is presented to individuals who have established outstanding services through a lifetime of consistent contributions to the advancement of the addiction professional and its professionals at a national level.

Internships and Fellowships

NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 Academic Year

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals is proud to announce the opening of the 2nd cohort of the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) for master’s level students in the last year of a graduate program with an addiction/substance use disorder program or track. At least 36 students who commit to working with the needs of transition age youth and/or racial and ethnic minorities post-graduation will be provided tuition stipends of up to $20,000 per student, training, and mentorship.

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