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.
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:
- Jed Foundation Campus Recommendations: full report (pdf)
- Cornell Response to Jed Foundation Recommendations (pdf)