Illinois State University joined The Jed & Clinton Health Matters Campus Program (known as The Campus Program) in support of student well being and mental health.
Supported by The Jed Foundation and The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, The Campus Program is a ground-breaking self-assessment and feedback program that helps colleges create more comprehensive solutions to support their students.
“The program is designed to help schools prevent the two leading causes of death in young adults: suicide and unintentional injuries—including those caused by prescription drug overdoses or alcohol poisoning,” said Director of Student Counseling Services Sandy Colbs, who noted Illinois State is among the first cohorts to join The Campus Program.
The program is designed to help colleges and universities assess and enhance mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention programming. Participating schools make a four-year commitment to work with The Campus Program to evaluate and identify opportunities to augment these activities on campus.
“The Campus Program provides schools with a framework for supporting student mental health, as well as assessment tools, feedback reports, and ongoing technical assistance,” said Dean of Students Art Munin, who co-chairs the ISU Mental Health Task Force with Colbs. “Membership in the program demonstrates Illinois State’s commitment to promoting the emotional well being of our students.”
For more information on The Campus Program, visit TheCampusProgram.org, or contact Colbs at (309) 438-3574.