REFERRAL PATTERN FOR STUDENTS IN NEED
OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
The complexity of mental health needs of the collegiate population has increased nationally in the past several years. The University of Southern Mississippi is proactive in implementing and practicing a multi-department intervention process to identify and assist our students in need. By doing so, students will receive services to help them achieve their academic and life goals, thereby increasing their chances for success and decreasing any risk of harm to themselves or others.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding the referral of students for mental health services.
Who Needs to Know This Policy
All members of The University of Southern Mississippi community.
Website Address for this Policy
When a student with mental health needs is recognized by or reported to faculty or staff, the following protocol is used:
The Director of Student Counseling Services is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).
Campus Action Referral and Evaluation form available online (http://www.usm.edu/student-counseling-services/report-critical-incidents-southern-miss-cares)
Dean of Students Referral to Counseling Services form available through Dean of Students office.
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes
11/01/11: Formatted for Institutional Policies website.
02/21/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.