Michigan Tech Joins the JED Campus Program to Support Student Mental Health

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The University partners with The JED Foundation to assess and enhance mental health,
substance abuse, and suicide prevention efforts.

Michigan Technological University has joined the JED Campus program to support student well-being and mental health. The program identifies opportunities to enhance emotional health and substance abuse and suicide
prevention efforts on campus to ensure that schools have the strongest possible mental
health safety nets.

By joining the program, Michigan Tech demonstrates a commitment to the emotional well-being of its students, said Laura
Bulleit, the University’s associate dean of students. JED Campus schools embark on
a multi-year strategic collaboration to assess and enhance the work already being
done, and fosters positive, lasting, systemic change in the campus community. The
program provides schools with a framework to support  student mental health, along
with assessment tools, feedback reports and ongoing technical assistance from the
JED Campus team of clinicians.

“One of the most exciting things about the JED Campus program is that it gives our
students the opportunity to help shape the delivery of mental health and substance
abuse services on campus,” Bulleit said. “In addition to having students complete
confidential surveys, we have invited student representatives to have an active role
in our JED Campus team.”

“The college years are the age when many mental health issues first manifest, and
it can be a time of significant stress and pressure,” said John MacPhee, executive
director of The JED Foundation. “JED Campus helps schools by working with them to survey everything their university
is doing to support their students’ emotional health, and find practical ways to augment
these efforts in a comprehensive way. We believe that the implementation of a campus-wide
approach to mental health will lead to safer, healthier communities, and likely greater
student retention.”

Michigan Tech’s membership begins by establishing an interdisciplinary, campus-wide
team to assess, support and carry …

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