St. Lawrence University working to strengthen mental health, substance misuse, suicide prevention programs
CANTON — St. Lawrence University is working to strengthen its mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs.
SLU is partnering with The Jed Foundation (JED) and their signature program JED Campus, a nationwide initiative designed to help colleges evaluate and to provide strong mental health support systems for students, said a press release from SLU.By becoming a JED Campus, St. Lawrence will embark on a multi-year strategic collaboration that will assess and enhance current mental health and well-being initiatives to create positive, lasting, systemic change in the campus community.
The program will provide a framework for supporting student mental health, assessment tools, feedback reports, a strategic plan, and ongoing support from the JED Campus team.
As a four-year partner with JED Campus, St. Lawrence will establish an interdisciplinary, campus-wide team to assess, support, and implement program, policy, and system improvements, as well as complete a confidential, self-assessment survey on its mental health promotion, substance abuse, and suicide prevention efforts. Upon completion of the assessment, JED Campus clinicians will provide comprehensive feedback that will identify successes and opportunities for enhancements at St. Lawrence University.