About JED Campus
With support from the Jed Foundation, Fisher supports the emotional well-being of our students and creates positive, systemic changes in our community.
Fisher is a member of JED Campus. This collaborative process studies assesses and recommends comprehensive systems, programs, and policies to build upon existing resources for student mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention.
As a JED Campus, Fisher has embarked on a multi-year strategic collaboration that not only assesses and enhances the work that is already being done but also helps create lasting change for our campus.
Since 2019, Fisher has collaborated with JED Campus to assess and enhance comprehensive mental health promotion and substance abuse and suicide prevention on campus.
January 2023: Efforts of the initiative are being observed within the campus culture. As of this date, over 300 members of the campus community have participated in Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) training.
October 2022: Campus hosted Kevin Hines, an American suicide prevention speaker. This event was attended by close to 400 memebers of the campus community.
May 2022: Year one report submitted to Cabinet and Board of Trustees for review
May 2021: JED strategic plan is developed and planning begins on executing actionable steps.
April 2021: Health Minds Survey data is obtained with 800 student responses to the survey.
February 2021: JED Task Force is formed and convenes for Kick-Off event; Healthy Minds Survey is launched.
December 2020: Re-engagement with JED advisor with pledged commitment to turn the focus back to JED planning for the Spring 2021 semester.
March 2020: COVID pandemic begins and Fisher moves to online learning with a focus on COVID response and planning.
October 2019: February 2020- Planning and collaboration were begun with JED Foundation.
September 2019: Strategic Funds were requested and approved to apply to become a JED campus.
JED Campus Strategic Priorities
Through a comprehensive evaluation of Fisher's practices, policies, and programs related to campus mental health and wellness best practices, the JED Campus task force identified seven strategic priorities for year two:
- Gatekeeper training
- Help-seeking behavior
- Leave policies
- Postvention protocol
- Emergency response
- Promoting social connectedness
- Strategic planning