Mental Health Initiatives

Mental Health Framework ...

This illustration shows the 7 components of Cornell's Comprehensive Mental Health Framework.

Read more about Cornell's Comprehensive Mental Health Framework (pdf)

Cornell University strives to cultivate a caring community in which individuals are encouraged to intervene on another’s behalf and to ask for help when they need it. 

Our campus approach

Cornell’s comprehensive campus-wide approach to student health and well-being was recognized nationally and earned it the JedCampus Seal in 2013 and the Active Minds Healthy Campus Award in 2015.

Skorton Center staff members work along the continuum of mental health and well-being: from resilience and stress management to harm reduction and suicide prevention. 

Jed Campus review & recommendations

The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide among teens and young adults. JedCampus is a nationwide initiative designed to help colleges and universities develop campus-wide systems, programs and policies to support mental health and prevent substance abuse and suicide.

Cornell has participated in JED’s past programs and is currently a JED Campus member. The first phase of this initiative was an external review by JED. This review was a multi-step process that spanned two years and resulted in the following two documents: