The Touchstone Project provides training, education, referral, web-based assessment and suicide prevention services for all 11,000 students of the University of Maine. Our mission is to engage at-risk students, reduce barriers to services, facilitate access to mental health and other university resources and promote help-seeking behavior.
Primary goals include:
When building the Touchstone Suicide Prevention Program (TSPP), we took into account that students who are engaged are less likely to attempt or die by suicide than those who are isolated and marginalized. Therefore, the TSPP integrates crisis intervention with efforts to engage students who would not otherwise be reached.
For More Information please visit:
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Douglas P. Johnson Ph.D.
Director of the Counseling Center and Peer Education Program
University of Maine
5721 Cutler Health Building
Orono, ME 04469