The Colorado Mesa University Behavioral Health Bridges Initiative will develop a more robust suicide prevention and substance abuse awareness program on the CMU campus. This plan will consist of multiple approaches to develop referral and follow up processes to behavioral health providers, suicide prevention programming and training, consistent messaging, and an infrastructure to prevent suicide and promote help seeking behavior in the future. The Behavioral Health Bridges Initiative has three main goals. Goal number one is to develop an infrastructure to support referrals to campus and community based services designed to prevent suicide while improving the efficiency by which follow up interventions are carried out. The second goal is improve the suicide prevention training practices amongst faculty, staff, students, and at risk populations on the CMU campus. The third goal is to build a campus culture of consistent messaging around the issues of substance abuse prevention, mental health access, and suicide prevention. Key collaborations with student organizations in the Gay Straight Alliance, Native American Alliance, and Student Veterans Association will be critical for the Behavioral Health Bridges Initiative. Partnerships with faith based student organizations will also contribute to these speakers and promoting a consistent message of help seeking behavior. The project will also hold behavioral health screenings where a total of 360 students will be screened and distribute Spanish language wallet cards on suicide prevention to at least 50 students each year. These collaborations will create on campus events raising awareness of suicide prevention and positive help seeking behavior.