Learn what JED’s point of view is on these important, current issues in mental health and education:

 

  • JED Supports Gun-Free Campuses
    JED strongly supports all efforts to improve campus safety and limit access to firearms that can be used for suicide or to harm others on campus

 

  • Means Restriction Saves Lives
    One important protective factor in the prevention of suicide at school is the restriction of access to potentially lethal means of self-harm and suicide

 

  • The Value of Campus Behavioral Intervention Teams
    Behavioral Intervention Teams (BIT) promote student, faculty and staff success and campus safety by facilitating the identification and support of individuals who demonstrate behaviors that may be early warning signs of possible troubled, disruptive or violent behavior

 

  • The Importance of a Thoughtful Medical Amnesty Policy
    A well-considered medical amnesty policy forms an important part of a comprehensive campus plan for providing nimble emergency response in crisis situations, a plan of action for handling high-risk situations and promotion of interventions aimed at the prevention of devastating consequences from drug/alcohol use

 

  • Why a Postvention Plan is Integral to Schools and Institutions
    In the immediate aftermath of a suicide death on campus, when emotions are strained, confusion is common, and grief is overwhelming, a comprehensive postvention protocol provides a rapid, organized response when the college community is most receptive to and in need of support and comfort