Ohio Program for Campus Safety & Mental Health

OPCSMH 2023-24 Webinar Series


February webinar: Eating disorders and body positivity on campus

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Kate Adkins, PhD, MFT-S, LPCC-S, Owner, Kate Adkins Therapy, Ltd.

February 29th, 2024, 12:00PM-1:00PM EST

This webinar focuses on understanding of etiology and comorbidities of eating disorders, and how they present on the college campus. The presenter will share how to identify students at risk and initiate cross-campus referrals. Additionally, resources for treatment coordination across campus and the state will be provided. A special note will be made to the role of body image within eating disorder treatment as well as treatment as a singular concern, and include resources for body positive campus programs.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Participants will identify different eating disorders and how they can present on college campuses.
  • Participants will identify resources for eating disorders and body image treatment across campus.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Application for CE credits is pending. This webinar will be recorded, and an archive will be sent out to all registrants and uploaded for public access.

January webinar: increasing behavioral health access: implementing stepped care models to decrease barriers and use resources effectively

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Nathaan Demers, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Mantra Health

January 30th, 2024, 12:00PM-1:00PM EST

With ever-growing student mental health and the well-being needs in the new hybrid context, many campuses are offering a plethora of resources across multiple modalities. This presentation will analyze the benefits of implementing an integrated stepped-care model to better support student mental health and well-being by decreasing barriers and matching students with appropriate levels of care. The presentation will highlight successes, lessons learned, and replicable insights that can be implemented on campuses.    

Webinar Objectives:

  • Analyze macro behavioral health trends on campus over the past decade, and the correlated changes in student help seeking behaviors and expectations of available support services on campus.
  • Reflect upon participants’ campus strengths and growth edges in respect to mental health and wellness offerings.
  • Evaluate the benefits of implementing a stepped-care model to decrease stigma, increase student engagement, and maximize available mental health and well-being resources to support student health and subsequent success.
  • Analyze the benefits, as well as challenges, of offering evidence-based, inclusive, multiple modality student support services on campus aimed at supporting mental health and well-being.


December webinar: Maximizing Your Performance Professionally and Personally by Focusing on Resiliency

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Micky Sharma, Psy.D., Director, Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service, The Ohio State University

December 5th, 2023, 12:00PM-1:00PM EST

One of the most challenging aspects of working in higher education is managing the multiple and ever-expanding complexities of the role. As practitioners and scholars, individuals are expected to attend to and advocate for the students on a regular basis. Professionals have been working in a high stress environment and are experiencing the impact of these challenges. Faculty and staff may be experiencing anxiety, depression and compassion fatigue as a result of these factors. This webinar will discuss the college work environment and its impact on faculty and staff, both professionally and personally. Coping strategies will be discussed as well as the importance of self-care and resiliency.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Explain how recognizing the importance of resiliency increases staff and faculty performance and satisfaction.
  • Explain the difference and relationship between the concepts of self-care, resilience, grit and treatment. Participants will develop an individualized self-care and resiliency plan.


november webinar: Student Veterans: Understanding the Culture, Promoting Wellness, and Preventing Suicide

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David Edwards, M.S. Air Force Veteran and Adjunct Professor, Veterans Health Certificate Program, Ohio University

November 15th, 2023, 12:00PM-1:00PM EST

Veteran suicide has become an increasingly alarming issue over the last several years. This webinar is designed to help attendees further understand some of the challenging aspects of being a military veteran, as well as understand what many veterans go through in their lives that may lead to them considering suicide.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Understand signs and symptoms of PTSD from a veteran’s perspective.
  • Describe the mentality of veterans with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
  • Analyze how the healthcare community deals with suicide patients.



Click here to download the OPCSMH October 2023 webinar flyer!


Scott Poland, Ed.D., Professor in the College of Psychology and Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office, Nova Southeastern University

October 30th, 12:00PM-1:00PM EST

There’s increasing concern about the mental health of college students, and suicide is the second leading cause of death for the college-age population. This presentation will focus on the key components of campus suicide prevention. A practical example of suicide prevention at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Florida where Dr. Poland, a licensed psychologist and an internationally recognized expert on school safety, youth suicide, and school crisis prevention/intervention, serves as a Professor of
Psychology and the Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention will be shared. He has presented on suicide prevention more than 2000 times in every state and many
foreign countries and is known for his practical presentations. He also authored the Suicide Safer School Plan for the state of Texas, the Crisis Action School Toolkit-Suicide for the state of Montana and the Florida STEPS School Toolkit for Educators to Prevent

Webinar Objectives:

  • Analyze the most recent data about suicidal behavior for college students.
  • Identify key components of suicide prevention for campus staff.
  • Identify key components for suicide prevention for students.



Click here to download the OPCSMH September 2023 webinar flyer!

What Campuses Need to Know 988 One Year After Implementation Discussion Questions and Responses


Doug Jackson, M.B.A., 988 Administrator, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

September 26th, 2023, 12:00PM-1:00PM EST

Join the Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health and Doug Jackson, 988 Administrator with the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
for a one year after implementation update and discussion on the 988 Suicide and Crisis Life that provides free and confidential support with a trained crisis professional to citizens of Ohio 24/7, 365 days a year. What challenges did implementing the lifeline present? What is the plan moving forward? What do campuses need to know? Join the conversation to find out!

To receive continuing education credit, you must create an account at eeds.com and login within 24 hours and complete the evaluation survey after the webinar. Each webinar equals one (1) CE unit and there is no limit to how many you can obtain. See the EEDs guide below to help you navigate the site. Continuing education credits are not retroactive after 24 hours so save the EEDs site as a favorite on your device to quickly submit the survey immediately following the webinar.

Need assistance with EEDs and obtaining your CEs? Download this instructional guide.

View past webinars and webinar materials at the OPCSMH Archives.

The Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health (OPCSMH) sponsors webinars and trainings on a variety of topics of interest to the campus community.  We have held trainings on Behavioral Intervention Teams, Violence Prevention and Best Practices in Postvention at several locations across the state.


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