This week, Cal Poly Pomona staff and faculty will begin receiving in their interoffice mail copies of the “Red Folder,” an informational guide on assisting students in distress.
“The Red Folder is an excellent resource for the entire Cal Poly Pomona community to assist students who may be experiencing distress,” says Kevin Colaner, associate vice president for student services. “This tool will provide you the resources, tips and information you need to assess the situation and contact key campus resources to respond to students who may be distressed or in crisis.”
The Red Folder contains basic information about academic, psychological and physical indicators of a mental health crisis, and ways to address the concern and resources available on campus to assist faculty and staff.
Electronic versions of the Red Folder are also available by clicking on a desktop icon that appears on university-connected computers and through a mobile app available for both Apple and Android devices.
Faculty, staff and students with an additional interest in mental health-related training can sign up for workshops offered by Counseling Services. Please review the options on their website https://www.cpp.edu/~healthcounseling/counseling/counseling-outreach.shtml.
For more information about mental-health resources, visit Student Health and Counseling services at https://www.cpp.edu/~healthcounseling/counseling/counseling-services.shtml.