The University of Florida has joined JED Campus, a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to guide schools through a collaborative process of comprehensive systems, program and policy development with customized support to build upon existing student mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts.
By becoming a JED Campus, UF has embarked on a multi-year strategic collaboration that not only asses and enhances the work that is already being done, but help create positive, lasting, systemic change in our campus community.
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- Develop the UF Mental Health Taskforce, an interdisciplinary, campus-wide team that includes senior leadership to assess, support and implement improvements with assistance from the JED Campus team.
- Complete an in-depth, confidential assessment evaluating UF’s current mental health promotion, substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts.
- Complete the Healthy Minds Study twice during the strategic process. Developed at the University of Michigan, the Healthy Minds Study assess students’ mental health, health service utilization and determinants.
- Meet with the JED Campus team to develop a strategic plan that will serve as a roadmap to implement enhancements over the course of the JED Campus program as well as review progress and set future goals for growth and sustainability.
- Developing life skills
- Promoting connectedness
- Identifying students at risk
- Increasing help-seeking behavior
- Providing mental health, substance and crisis services
- Following crisis management procedures
- Restricting access to potentially lethal means