The JED Foundation provides colleges and universities with tools to help protect student mental health and prevent suicide.
Centre College is excited to be recognized as a JED Campus.
Centre began its partnership with the JED Foundation in 2021 as part of the strategic plan of the College, to enhance our understanding of and efforts towards comprehensive and effective student well-being. We are able to participate in this partnership partially due to gifts from the Freed Foundation and the Morgan Stanley Scholarship Foundation. Additionally, in fall 2022, Centre was awarded the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant from SAMHSA that helped support implement the JED strategic plan.
The JED Campus program provides institutes with expert support, evidence-based best practices and data-driven guidance. Following an assessment of campus needs, the foundation helps schools develop a strategic plan to implement tools, strategies and techniques to improve student mental health.
In addition to providing strategic support to colleges across the country, the JED Foundation offers numerous tools for those seeking to improve their own emotional well-being or learn how to help a friend.