The partnership between Cal State San Bernardino and the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (SBDBH), and how it supports the mental health needs of CSUSB students, was the focus of a presentation delivered by CSUSB and SBDBH representatives at California State University’s Mental Health Convening event at Hilton Long Beach in April. The presenters included Nina Jamsen, CSUSB chief of police and director of public safety; Beth Jaworski, assistant vice president of Student Affairs; and SBDBH representatives Julie Hale, acting senior manager; Vivian Bermudez, program manager II, Diversion Services; and Alicia Harris, program manager I, Diversion Services. In attendance were leadership from the CSU, including Chancellor Timothy P. White and CSU Board of Trustees Chair Adam Day, and Counseling and Psychological Services directors from across the system. “The presentation was very well-received; we had many questions, and Adam Day and Chancellor White, among others, were highly engaged,” said Jaworski. “One of the main goals of presenting was to disseminate information about the partnership that would promote other campuses’ pursuit of a similar program and we believe we met this goal.” The current partnership between CSUSB and SBDBH embeds a full-time Triage, Engagement and Support Team (TEST) Social Worker II at CSUSB at no cost to the campus. Since December 2015, the DBH social worker has provided intensive case management services to CSUSB students who are experiencing mental health crises. The TEST social worker also serves on the university’s Campus Assessment, Response, and Education Team (CARE) and the Threat Assessment Team, and works closely with Counseling & Psychological Services staff and the University Police Department. In addition, the partnership enhances the ability to respond quickly and appropriately to psychiatric crises, facilitates necessary hospitalizations to promote stabilization, decreases the risk of harm to self and others, and provides up to 59 days of aftercare. In the past two full years of implementation, the partnership has increased the number of students served by 34 percent. For more information about the CSUSB and SBDBH partnership, contact Beth Jaworski at Visit the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health website to learn more about its services.