JED Campus Initiative

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About

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln partnered with the JED Campus program in 2018 to begin a four-year project to enhance student health and well-being efforts on campus. Through this program, Nebraska seeks to strengthen and build comprehensive systems, programs and policies to support student mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts.

A group portrait of the JED team

Timeline

  1. Joined JED Campus.
  2. Healthy Minds Survey administered.
  3. Campus baseline assessment completed.
  4. Committee formed and strategic planning initiated.
  5. Established Step UP! Bystander Intervention Training for the campus.
  6. Well-being Collaborative Council established to improve and sustain program initiatives.
  7. Nebraska reaches 1,500 trained suicide prevention gatekeepers.
VIEW THE JED STRATEGIC PLAN

WELL-BEING COLLABORATIVE COUNCIL

The council is composed of faculty, staff and students from multiple disciplines who are responsible for central coordination of calendaring, communicating and assessing initiatives in each aspect of well-being.

  • Portrait of Megan Patel
    Financial Well-being
    Megan Patel (Big Red Resilience & Well-being)

    Chair

  • Portrait of Tracy Lungrin
    Career Well-being
    Tracy Lungrin (Career Services)

    Chair

  • Portrait of Tricia Besett-Alesch
    Mental Health Team
    Tricia Besett-Alesch (CAPS)

    Co-chair

  • Portrait of Kara Brant
    Mental Health Team
    Kara Brant (Student Advocacy & Support)

    Co-chair

  • Portrait of Laura Shell
    Suicide Prevention Team
    Laura Shell (Big Red Resilience & Well-being)

    Chair

  • Portrait of Aaron Pembleton
    Alcohol & Substance Use Team
    Aaron Pembleton (University Police)

    Chair

  • Portrait of Ryan Fette
    Relationships & Sexual Health Team
    Ryan Fette (Institutional Equity & Compliance)

    Chair

  • Portrait of Jake Johnson
    Spirituality Well-being
    Jake Johnson (Student Affairs)

    Chair

  • Portrait of Vicki Highstreet
    Physical Health Team
    Vicki Highstreet (Campus Recreation)

    Chair

JED Campus Diagram