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New JedCampus Program Launched to Schools

May 16, 2013


The Jed Foundation is excited to introduce its new JedCampus program – a nationwide initiative designed to help colleges and universities assess and enhance their mental health and suicide prevention programming.

To learn more and participate, visit www.JedCampus.org.

Check out an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education about JedCampus! http://www.chronicle.com/article/Holistic-Mental-Health-Care/139285/ 

JedCampus – A Pathway to Student Well-being

What is JedCampus? The new JedCampus program is a nationwide initiative designed to help colleges and universities explore and enhance their mental health and suicide prevention programming.

How Does it Work? Participating schools take a voluntary, online survey that assesses their campus programming using the best practices in The Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention on College and University Campuses, developed by The Jed Foundation and Suicide Prevention Resource Center.  The Jed Foundation will review the school’s programming and provide a confidential feedback report and phone consultation with practical recommendations for enhancement. Administrators and counseling professionals can use the survey results and feedback to inform an action plan for enhancing emotional health programming on campus.

What’s In It for You? Significant learning associated with the self-assessment survey process along with confidential, customized feedback from an independent third party on your school’s current mental health programming, including ideas for enhancement.

A JedCampus seal of distinction, valid for two years, will be awarded to schools that exhibit comprehensive mental health promotion and suicide prevention programming, based upon evaluation of the school’s survey responses against the Jed Foundation’s recommended practices in mental health programming.  If the self-assessment survey reveals gaps in programming, colleges and universities can work to address these areas and reapply for a JedCampus seal after one year. Only the names of schools that are awarded JedCampus seals will be public. All other elements of this program—participants that do not receive a seal, survey responses and feedback reports—are confidential.

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