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We believe in a comprehensive, public health approach to preventing suicide and promoting mental health and well-being. The Jed Foundation’s programs are grounded in our Model for Comprehensive Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for Colleges and Universities (i.e., the “Bubble Chart”), developed in collaboration with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. This research-based model can be used to assess efforts currently being made on your campus, identify existing strengths and areas for improvement.

In developing our programming, we rely on the latest research as well as the knowledge, perspective and experience of those who work with college students every day. Input from our Scientific and Program Advisory Council, expert roundtables, and program-specific advisory boards helps make our programs relevant to campuses of any size, location, or culture.

  • Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program

    The Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program (Campus Program) was created to help colleges and universities create healthier and safer campus environments to help prevent the two leading causes of death in young adults[i],— unintentional injuries, including those caused by prescription drug overdoses or alcohol poisoning, and suicide.

  • Campus Teams Resource - File Download

    The Jed Foundation and HEMHA (Higher Education Mental Health Alliance) developed a single resource to help colleges in the development and maintenance of ‘campus teams’.

  • CampusMHAP

    This free resource guide helps college and university professionals develop a comprehensive plan to promote the mental health of their campus communities and support students who are struggling emotionally or distressed.

  • CampusMHAP Webinars

    Webinars and an online toolkit for campus teams to better understand mental health problems affecting their community and determine how to respond.

  • College and University Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program

    New College and University Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program from AAS offers 10 CE credits for psychologists, social workers, counselors and those dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide and suicidal behaviors among today's college-age youth.

  • Emotional Health 101 Video

    The Jed Foundation and mtvU compiled footage from the Peabody Award-winning Half of Us campaign to create a 5 minute video that campuses can use in orientation, student events or other programming to start conversations about the importance of emotional health and help-seeking.

  • Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student

    This document provides colleges and universities, regardless of its size, culture, and resources, with a model and list of issues to guide the development or revision of protocols relating to at-risk students.

  • Half of Us

    Through online, on-air and live events, mtvU and The Jed Foundation raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues on campus and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.

  • Help a Friend in Need

    “Help A Friend In Need” is a community guide for Facebook and Instagram users to help college students and young adults identify potential warning signs that a friend might be in emotional distress and in need of help.  

  • Helping Our Student Veterans Succeed

    The Jed Foundation and CME Outfitters, with an educational grant from The Bob Woodruff Foundation, have created an online training program created to equip college medical and mental health professionals with the knowledge and resources to support the emotional health of student veterans.