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
- This comprehensive and approach has informed and continues to reflect the best practices represented by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center/Jed Foundation Model for Comprehensive Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion.
- The model is drawn primarily from the overall strategic direction of the U.S. Air Force Suicide Prevention Program, a population-based strategy to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors for suicide.
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. For more information regarding our approach to mental health initiatives please review our Mental Health Framework (pdf).