National Survey Seeks to Highlight Outstanding Campus-Based Programs Supporting Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing of Students of Color

As part of a collaborative initiative between The Jed Foundation and The Steve Fund (two organizations focused on identifying and addressing the mental health needs of college students), campus leaders are invited to share information regarding innovative and effective campus-based programs. Specifically, we are interested in learning about programs that provide mental health support, education, and other services that address the unique challenges faced by college students of color. The ultimate goal is to identify a set of comprehensive guidelines and recommended practices to provide to college decision-makers, administrators, professionals, students and families, as well as highlight outstanding programs.

To participate, email the McLean College Mental Health National Survey Team (contact: jcattie@mclean.harvard.edu) to receive a copy of the survey, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Sincerely,

The Jed Foundation/Steve Fund National Survey Team

The College Mental Health Program, McLean Hospital: Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, Director

Dr. Jordan Cattie, Postdoctoral Fellow

The Steve Fund: Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, Senior Scientific Advisor

The Jed Foundation: Dr. Victor Schwartz, Medical Director

Recent press:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/campus-researchers-try-new-ways-to-close-a-gap-in-mental-health-care-1452535197

http://www.healio.com/psychiatry/practice-management/news/online/%7Bc43809f5-a1db-4dae-a63c-99bf495499d9%7D/organizations-team-up-to-improve-mental-health-support-for-college-students-of-color

http://jedfoundation.org/press-room/press-releases/Steve-Fund-JED-Announcement

http://chronicle.com/article/Many-Black-Students-Don-t/234892

http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/01/mental-health-minority-college-groups