Weiss Writing Prize

The Weiss Writing Prize was initiated in 2010 and is funded by the Weiss Foundation and offered by the American College Health Foundation as a $1500 award to the lead author of a pivotal publication in college mental health. The winning article should demonstrate a successful student retention program for those with mental health issues.The publication should provide creative programmatic solutions that can be implemented on other diverse campuses.

2015 Weiss Writing Prize

dolores_head_shotM. Dolores Cimini, PhD
State University of New York, Albany

“Implementing an Audience-Specific Small-Group Gatekeeper Training Program to Respond to Suicide Risk Among College Students: A Case Study”

2013 Weiss Writing Prize

susan_head_shotSusan Pasco, PhD, LCSW-R,
Syracuse University

“The Impact of Experimental Exercises on Communication and Relational Skills in a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper-Training Program for College Resident Advisors”

2012 Weiss Writing Prize

roxanne_head_shotJ. Roxanne Prichard, PhD
University of St. Thomas

“Sleep Pattern and Predictors of Disturbed Sleep in a Large Population of College Students”

2011 Weiss Writing Prize

Russ Federman, PhD, ABPP
University of Virginia

“Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in the University Student Population”