JED’s Comprehensive Approach: Integrating the Equity in Mental Health Framework

In 2000, when The Jed Foundation (JED) was established, among its first priorities was to develop a plan, model, or strategy for campus suicide prevention. JED convened an expert panel of advisers along with researchers from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). In 2004, SPRC and JED drafted the first version of what eventually became JED’s Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for Colleges and Universities. In 2017, JED built upon its Comprehensive Approach by developing the Equity in Mental Health Framework (EMHF), in partnership with The Steve Fund, which provides recommendations and implementation strategies to help colleges and universities better support the mental health of students of color.

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