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A proud member of the JED Campus Program 

We have joined The JED Campus Program (Campus Program) in support of student well-being and mental health. 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 the Campus Program, Binghamton demonstrates a commitment to the emotional well-being of its students. Campus Program 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 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 Campus Program team of clinicians. The Campus Program grants a membership seal to all schools that participate in the program in recognition of the school’s commitment to student mental health. 

The University’s membership in the Campus Program began with establishing an interdisciplinary, campus-wide task force — led by LeAnna Rice, mental health outreach coordinator/counselor as part of B-Healthy: the Healthy Campus Initiative — to assess, support and implement program improvements and take a confidential, self-assessment survey on its mental health promotion, substance abuse, and suicide prevention efforts. Upon completion of the assessment, Campus Program clinicians provided the University with a comprehensive report identifying successes and opportunities for enhancements. Over the course of four years, Binghamton will collaborate with the Campus Program team to help implement enhancements. All self-assessment responses and feedback reports are confidential.

About the Campus Program

The JED Campus Program (Campus Program) is a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation designed to empower schools with a framework and customized support to enhance student mental health and suicide and substance abuse prevention efforts. By becoming a member of the Campus Program, a school demonstrates a commitment to the emotional well-being of its students. Campus Program 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. 

About The Jed Foundation

JED is 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. We collaborate with schools to enhance their mental health and suicide prevention programming and systems; develop expert resources and create powerful partnerships so that students have the support they need, when and how they need it; and educate and empower young adults, families and the community to take action for the cause. Together, we’re ensuring America’s students grow into thriving adults.

 

Last Updated: 8/17/16