Donations to All In 2022 are already making an impact on mental health services for K-Staters. Thank you to the 1,200+ donors who are improving the well-being of students.
$600,389 raised to help K-Staters
From a new app that delivers 24/7 teletherapy to suicide prevention training, your All In donations are already hard at work.
Each year’s All In project promotes student success from a different angle.
A top priority of raising funds for mental health services was to deliver 24/7 teletherapy services for all K-State students.
By partnering with the University of Kansas, K-State competitively bid for this service and contracted a rate that saves $75,000 a year. The three-year contract brings free teletherapy to students at all four K-State campuses: Manhattan, Salina, Olathe and online.
The My Student Support Program (My SSP) uses phone, video and chat technology to connect with students. Here’s why it’s a big step forward:
- No appointments needed. Real-time support is available 24/7 via phone and chat.
- Connect anytime, from anywhere. Access My SSP resources and services 24/7 via phone, app and web.
- Multilingual support. Counselors available 24/7 speak Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish and English. Other languages may be available by appointment.
- Match with experienced professionals. Counselors have experience dealing with the unique challenges faced by students.
- Multiple session support. Call in to schedule an appointment for short-term sessions with a dedicated counselor via phone or video.
- Shared identities. Students can connect with counselors with similar backgrounds or identities.
- Free and confidential. K-Staters get support at no charge. Info is kept confidential within the limits of the law.
Explore more capabilities in the app you’ve helped make possible, created by K-State’s partner, My SSP
All In donors helped expand the Bandana Project, a suicide awareness program that teaches people how to lean in and help K-Staters who are struggling. Trained students learn how to immediately connect students in crisis with campus resources.
When people display their green bandanas — tied on a backpack, tucked into a pocket — it’s a powerful symbol that they are allies when it comes to suicide and mental health awareness.
K-State is helping this movement grow. Universities in neighboring states reach out to K-State to learn how to start this powerful program on their own campuses.
The Bandana Project gives our K-State community a way to advocate for mental health, suicide awareness and emotional well-being. It gives people confidence to reach out to those who may be struggling — and it reinforces that we’re all here for each other.”Chris Bowman, director of the Morrison Family Center for Student Well-Being
All In keeps K-State on the leading edge. Donor-funded professional development has trained K-State therapists on emerging approaches like these:
Helping students on the autism spectrum transition to college
Students on the spectrum may struggle developing friendships or finding a variety of things they’re interested in. Based on research showing how tabletop role-playing games help students interact and collaborate, K-State plans to initiate a Dungeons and Therapy group — based on the Dungeons and Dragons game — later this year for people with social deficits.
New strategies for enriching group training
Staffers will attend AGPA Connect, a conference by the American Group Psychotherapy Association. They’ll bring back new ideas for expanding K-State’s group therapy options, which serve groups ranging from grad students to LGBTQ K-Staters to people who have experienced trauma. The conference spotlights up-and-coming approaches to make therapy sessions more dynamic and effective.
New intensive trauma treatment in single-session therapy models
The expectation is that it takes weeks of therapy — if not months or years — to resolve trauma issues. But this new approach yields some fast results up front. From AGPA, K-State therapists learned how to increase the potency of trauma interventions in a single session.
For students on the spectrum, college is a big shift. Maybe they’re going to struggle developing friendships with people, having social connections or finding a variety of things they’re interested in.”Kodee Walls, assistant director, Counseling and Psychological Services
Support this year’s All In for K-State
Your support of All In for K-State is helping thousands of students. Mark your calendar for March 22, 2023, when the K-State family will go All In for K-State again!