Missouri S&T recently completed its four-year partnership with JED Campus and is now an official member of the JED Campus Alumni Program, a network of over 250 schools. This does not mean, however, that the work is complete. The JED Health and Well-Being Committee, formed at the beginning of the JED project, will continue its efforts to support and improve the overall well-being and belonging on the Missouri S&T campus.
JED Campus is a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to guide schools through a collaborative process of comprehensive systems, programs, and policy development with customized support to build upon existing mental well-being, substance abuse, and suicide prevention efforts. JED Campus schools embark on a strategic partnership with JED that assesses and enhances existing work and helps to create positive, lasting, systemic change in the campus community. As part of the process, each school establishes an interdisciplinary, campus-wide team to assess, support, and implement improvements.
Throughout our participation in the JED program, we:
The JED Health and Well-Being Committee successfully completed many strategic plan items since the start of the project, in three phases. The accomplishments are outlined below.
Director of Student Well-Being
Purpose: Reduce barriers to success and improve sense of belonging for traditionally underserved populations
Chairs: Barb Prewett, Carol Durk
Members: Wayne Jones, Debra Robinson, Nicole Roberson, Rachel Kohman, Stephanie Murray-Miller, David Spivey, Mike Pleimann, Dorie Paine
Purpose: Encourage faculty and staff members to support their own well-being and the well-being of the students they interact with.
Chairs: Dave Westenberg and Jonathan Kimball
Members: Mindy Bryson, Simran Bhatia, Kate Drowne, Daniel Forciniti, Samuel Frimpong, Smitty Grubbs, Amber Henslee, Cindi Nelson, Dan Reardon, Simone Waldon, Rachel Morris, Jessica Gargus, Laura Woods-Buchanan
Purpose: Increase awareness of well-being and connected initiatives to the campus community by creating materials and disseminating when appropriate and applicable
Chairs: Kimber Crull, Laura Woods-Buchanan
Members: Ashley Crilly, Elizabeth Dodd, Wes Lewis
Simran Bhatia, Mindy Bryson, Ashley Crilly, Kimber Crull, Elizabeth Dodd, Kate Drowne, Carol Durk, Daniel Forciniti, Samuel Frimpong, Edna Grover-Bisker, Smitty Grubbs, Amber Henslee, Wayne Jones, Jonathan Kimball, Rachel Kohman, Wes Lewis, Brittney Meyer, Rachel Morris, Stephanie Murray-Miller, Cindi Nelson, Dorie Paine, Mike Pleimann, Colin Potts, Barb Prewett, Dan Reardon, Nicole Roberson, Doug Roberts, Katie Roberts, Debra Robinson, David Spivey, Simone Waldon, Raynor Weidman, Dave Westenberg, Laura Woods-Buchanan
The Jed Foundation’s Mental Health Resource Center provides essential information about common emotional health issues and shows teens and young adults how they can support one another, overcome challenges, and make a successful transition to adulthood.
Leaving home for the first time, living in a new city or state, and having to manage their own schedule may be a challenging experience for a student. In addition, they may struggle to make new friends and build the life skills they need to succeed. JED has developed programs and resources to help students have a healthy and positive college experience while preserving their mental health.