Pomona College has joined The Jed & Clinton Health Matters Campus Program (The Campus Program) in support of student well-being and mental health. The program is designed to help schools prevent the two leading causes of death in young adults— unintentional injuries, including those caused by prescription drug overdoses or alcohol poisoning, and suicide.
Pomona is among the first 55 schools to join The Campus Program, a nationwide initiative to help colleges and universities assess and enhance mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programming. Pomona has made a four-year commitment to work with The Campus Program to evaluate and identify opportunities to augment these programs and support on campus. The Campus Program provides schools with assessment tools, feedback reports and ongoing technical assistance.
"The Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program indicates that the College has met the criteria for the promotion of emotional well-being and mental health programming, and is working to reduce substance abuse and prevent suicide among students," says Associate Dean of Students for Student Support and Learning Jan Collins-Eaglin.
"The college years are the age when many mental health issues first manifest, and it can be a time of significant stress and pressure," says John MacPhee, executive director of The Jed Foundation. "The Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program helps schools by working with them to survey everything their university is doing to support their students' emotional health, and find practical ways to augment these efforts in a comprehensive way. We believe that the implementation of a campus-wide approach to mental health will lead to safer, healthier campuses."
About The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation is a leading nonprofit working to protect the emotional health of teenagers and colleges students, with programs that aim to inspire a new national dialogue on mental health, encourage millions of young people to speak up and take action, and change the way academic institutions create healthier campus communities and prevent substance abuse and self-harm.
About the Clinton Foundation
The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. The Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) works to improve the health and well-being of people throughout the United States across all generations.