The University of Michigan has joined JED Campus in support of student well-being and mental health.

The program is a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to help schools evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems to ensure that schools have the strongest possible mental health safety nets. There are currently over 400 campuses engaged in the JED Campus program.

This is a multi-year initiative that not only assesses and enhances work already underway but also helps create positive, lasting, systemic change in the campus community.

JED provides assessment tools, expert guidance, and customized technical assistance to support the implementation of recommended practices.

One of the first stages of becoming a JED Campus is to administer The Healthy Minds Study – Student Survey. This is a confidential, self-assessment survey on students’ perception of U-M’s mental health promotion, substance use, and suicide prevention efforts.