UTA has embarked on a strategic partnership with JED that not only assesses and enhances the work that is already being done on our campus, but helps to create positive, systemic change in the UTA community. By becoming a member of JED Campus, UTA demonstrates its commitment to the emotional well-being of its students.
JED Campus Program
About JED Campus
JED Campus is the signature program of the JED Foundation focused on protecting and promoting emotional well-being among college students. Through a comprehensive and collaborative approach, curated goals, support and action aim to build upon UTA’s existing mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention efforts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is a comprehensive approach toward UTA student mental health and emotional well-being important?
National statistics show us that college student mental health is a critical issue:
- 1 in 4 young people aged 18-24 lives with a mental health condition.
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death in teens and young adults.
- 60% of 1st-year college students wish they had received more help with emotional preparation for college. (From JED Foundation)
Over the course of a 4 year collaborative partnership, JED Campus and UTA will work with UTA students, faculty, and staff through the JED taskforce to identify opportunities to promote and protect emotional health, substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts on campus and strengthen mental health safety nets.
The member logo recognizes UTA’s dedication to supporting the emotional well-being of its students and remains valid through the duration of the 4 year program.
The UTA student voice is critical to the success of JED Campus. JED collects information directly from UTA students through the Healthy Minds Study and a student focus group. UTA students also provide ongoing input and participation into the JED Campus project.
The Equity in Mental Health Framework (EMHF) provides a model to guide UTA in developing, implementing, and refining on-campus programs to support the emotional well-being and mental health of students of color. It was created in partnership by The Steve Fund and JED.
Contact Cynthia Bing with questions about JED Campus and UTA.Email Cynthia