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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 Research 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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If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text HOME to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a free confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7. 

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, text or call 988.

If this is a medical emergency or if there is immediate danger of harm, call 911 and explain that you need support for a mental health crisis.

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