Protecting the Emotional Health of Our Community
In 2018, Michigan Technological University joined the JED Campus program to enhance student health and well-being efforts on campus. The JED Campus program aims to guide schools through a collaborative process to support and build on existing efforts to bolster student mental health and prevent substance use and suicide.
As a JED Campus school, Michigan Tech undertakes a multiyear strategic collaboration that not only assesses and enhances the work already being done, but helps create positive, lasting, systemic change in the campus community.
JED Campus is an initiative of The Jed Foundation, a national nonprofit that exists to protect the emotional health of our country’s 40 million high school and college students and reduce the risks of substance abuse and suicide.
What is JED Campus?
The JED Campus program guides schools through a collaborative process of comprehensive systems, program, and policy development with customized support to build on existing student mental health, substance use prevention, and suicide prevention efforts. Michigan Tech is engaged in a four-year program that will help us develop and implement a mental health strategic plan.
How does the program work?
Information about how the process works can be found on the JED Campus website.
What is The Jed Foundation?
The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect the emotional health and prevent suicide of teens and young adults in the US.
Where can I learn more?
Visit the JED Campus website or contact the Michigan Tech Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being.
In addition to The Jed Foundation, JED Campus is supported by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Children's Hospital of Michigan.