The Jed Foundation Partners with the Clinton Foundation, Facebook & MTV
January 14, 2014
We are proud to announce a new joint program with the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), The Jed and Clinton Foundation Health Matters Campus Program (Campus Program). The announcement was made live at the Clinton Foundation’s 2014 Health Matters Conference.
The Campus Program is designed to help colleges and universities promote emotional well-being and improve mental health programming, reduce substance abuse, and prevent suicide among 18-to-26 year-olds. The Campus Program expands upon The Jed Foundation’s JedCampus program, a groundbreaking self-assessment and feedback program that helps colleges create more comprehensive solutions to support their students.
In support of this effort, mtvU and Facebook also announced partnerships with The Jed Foundation and the Clinton Foundation.
Our “Half of Us” campaign with mtvU will help prevent prescription drug misuse among college students through an initiative called “The Other Side” – a series of short videos of young people from across the country sharing their experiences and personal struggles with prescription drug misuse, revealing the harsh realities of taking prescription pills for non-medical reasons.
We have also partnered with Facebook and the Clinton Foundation to develop “Help A Friend In Need,” a community guide for Facebook users to help college students identify potential warning signs that a friend might be in emotional distress and in need of help.
John MacPhee, our Executive Director, spoke at the Clinton Foundation’s 2014 Health Matters Conference on the Mental Health & Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Panel with:
Moderator: Dr. Travis Stork
The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy; Former US Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind for Research
Dr. Nora Volkow, MD; Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
David Sheff; Author & New York Times Columnist
Noopur Agarwal; VP, Public Affairs, MTV