CTU’s suicide prevention initiatives expand

In response to mounting concerns regarding mental health, the CTU Guidance Office-Day Program has taken proactive steps by organizing a University-Wide orientation for parents aimed at addressing suicide prevention among students. The event, which took place on March 16, 2024, utilized a hybrid format to cater to both in-person attendees across various campuses and those opting to participate via live stream.

This crucial initiative was spearheaded by the Guidance-Day Program, led by Dr. Josephine Villa, the University Director for Guidance, Orientation, and Information. The decision to organize this orientation stems from the findings of the Mental Health Survey conducted in April 2023, which underscored the pressing need for interventions in this area.

Building upon this groundwork, the Guidance Office conducted a comprehensive Trainers’ Training from June 19-23, 2023, extending its reach across campuses. This training initiative was inclusive, involving HRMO staff, nurses, medical officers, guidance counselors, and SAO directors, thereby ensuring a multidisciplinary approach to mental health support within the university community.

Furthermore, in September 2023, all campuses undertook student orientations specifically dedicated to suicide prevention. These collective efforts reflect CTU’s commitment to prioritizing the mental well-being of its students and fostering a supportive environment conducive to holistic development. / ICPA