Student Support Network

The Connecticut College Student Support Network program is an ongoing effort to identify and train student leaders in how to identify, reach out to and help other students in distress.

The program aims to improve students’ recognition of signs/symptoms of mental health distress, confidence in reaching out to others in distress, ability to provide support in the moment, and refer to appropriate supportive resources in the community.

The program involves a six-week training session during the course of one semester. An average of 15-25 new students are recruited into each training session (either fall or spring semester). If you are interested in joining the Student Support Network, please contact the director of Student Counseling Services at

Active Minds

Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses by developing and supporting chapters of student-run mental health awareness, education and advocacy.