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Programs & Research
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.
Campus Teams Resource
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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’.
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.
Webinars and an online toolkit for campus teams to better understand mental health problems affecting their community and determine how to respond.
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.
Help a Friend in Need
“Help A Friend In Need” is a community guide for Facebook 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.
JedCampus is a voluntary program that helps colleges explore and enhance their emotional health and suicide prevention programming by providing a confidential assessment and recommendations regarding their mental health programming. To those schools with comprehensive programming in place, The Jed Foundation will award a "JedCampus" seal of distinction, recognizing the institution's commitment to the emotional wellbeing of students.
JedCampus is designed to significantly increase the number of colleges with a robust mental health promotion program and to raise awareness among parents, campus professionals and the public about the essential value of integrating the education, growth and healthy emotional development of college students.
Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award
Safeguarding Your Students Against Suicide
This list of essential services addresses suicidal behaviors among college students and provides a checklist to assess these services on campus.
- Campus Teams Resource
- CampusMHAP Webinars
- Emotional Health 101 Video
- Framework for Developing Institutional Protocols for the Acutely Distressed or Suicidal College Student
- Help a Friend in Need
- Helping Our Student Veterans Succeed
- Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award
- Safeguarding Your Students Against Suicide
- Student Mental Health and the Law
- Studying Abroad: Identifying Students at Risk
- Transition Year