UM-Dearborn is a JED Campus
UM-Dearborn has joined the JED Campus Program! The program is designed to identify
opportunities to enhance emotional health and substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts on campus in order to ensure that schools have the strongest possible mental health safety nets.
By joining JED Campus, UM-Dearborn demonstrates a commitment to the emotional well-being of its students. JED Campus schools embark on a multi-year strategic collaboration that not only assesses and enhances the work that is already being done, but helps create positive, lasting, systemic change in the campus community. The JED Campus program provides schools with a framework for supporting student mental health, as well as assessment tools, feedback reports and ongoing technical assistance from the JED Campus team of clinicians.
We are thankful for the opportunity to be one of fifteen Michigan institutions to be a part of this important program.
UM-Dearborn is also affiliated with the Steve Fund, which focuses on the mental health and emotional well-being of Students of Color.
JED and the Steve fund jointly launched the Equity in Mental Health Framework in Fall 2017 and will now engage in a discovery project with 18 participating institutions (including UM-Dearborn) to learn more about the experiences of Students of Color and how schools can provide better support and resources. Participating institutions will collect quantitative and qualitative data, and receive recommendations on how they may enhance and improve their efforts in this critical area.
If you would have questions, or would like to get involved with the JED Campus Initiatives, please contact Sara Byczek at firstname.lastname@example.org.