Mental Health First Aid

This campaign ended on March 20, 2020, but you can still make a gift to College of Saint Scholastica by clicking here!

Give to CSS Day 2020

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Give to CSS Day 2020
Mental Health First Aid
207 Donors
$60,117 Donated

Become an advocate and show your support today!

We recognize that our giving day coincides with an unprecedented and uncertain time for our community. We also know better than anyone that in times of difficulty our #SaintsRiseUp and help in many ways.

We ask you to rise up and support our current and future Saints by making a gift or by sharing the word about #GiveToCSSDay20. Be bold, be Benedictine - Vivat St. Scholastica!  

Your gift will support students by increasing support and improving student mental health and well-being.

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT by giving early! Former CSS Faculty Member Al Nephew and alum Anne Nephew '74 will be matching gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $1,250.00.

Your participation is going to ROCK YOUR SOCKS OFF! By being the perfect pair, every supporter who gives $60 or more will receive a pair of CSS Bold and Benedictine socks to show your Saints pride.

Why support this campaign?

CSS Counseling Services is seeking your support to increase Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training within the CSS community. MHFA is an evidenced based practice that teaches skills for providing initial help to people experiencing mental health problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and substance use disorders. Your support will help CSS counselors train members of the CSS community to recognize symptoms of mental health problems, how to provide initial help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate treatment. Your gift will ensure we are building a strong team at CSS to support our students!

Why is MHFA so important? Rates of anxiety and depression among college students in the U.S. have soared in the past decade. A rising number of students grappling with serious mental health problems are seeking treatment at campus counseling centers.  Since 1999, the national suicide rate has risen about 30 percent and the JED Foundation, which works to prevent teen and young-adult suicide, estimates that roughly 1,300 to 1,400 college students die by suicide yearly.

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Class Year Leaderboard

The Class Year Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
1973 1$3005.0%
2000 1$605.0%
2002 2$12010.0%
2003 1$3005.0%
2005 1$605.0%
2012 1$1005.0%

Donor affiliations

64% Alumni

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6% Students

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22% Parents

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32% Faculty/Staff

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Donor list

Heidi West photoHeidi West
Anthony Guerrero
Cynthia Leas
Joan Holter
Beth Kleinschmidt
Madonna LeBlanc & Larry LeBlanc
Michelle Mitchell
Kay Haugerud
Regina Landrus
Kelly Erickson
Lorraine Rintala & Jedidiah Krauss
Former CSS Faculty Member Al Nephew & Anne Nephew '74

Former CSS Faculty Member Al Nephew & Anne Nephew '74 matched $1,250
Gabi Herrera photoGabriella Herrera gave $200 because 40 donors made a gift in 1 day.

Because you and CSS are the perfect pair, we will be giving anyone who makes a $60+ gift a pair of limited edition CSS Bold and Benedictine socks!