JED’s comprehensive approach to mental health promotion and suicide prevention
JED Foundation & Davar, D.
JED’s Comprehensive Approach includes seven strategic areas that should be addressed in any community-wide effort to support mental health and to limit substance misuse and suicide. Within each strategic area, there are multiple tactical activities and efforts that colleges can implement to support student mental health. It is also central to this model that the engagement process should be approached through the lens of strategic planning. The particular structures, problems, needs and resources of each campus need to be examined and thoughtful decisions should be made around prioritizing and choosing specific tactics.