The Jed Foundation’s Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention in High Schools

The Jed Foundation’s Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention in High Schools

March 30th at 4pm EST

Presented by Emily Bader and Dr. Wenimo Okoya

The Jed Foundation is a non-profit that protects the emotional well-being and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. Through the Jed Foundation High School Program, we take a public health approach to emotional well-being and provide a technical assistance model to schools to help them evaluate their practices, policies, and systems related to mental health. Through this webinar, we will discuss the link between mental health and student achievement and resilience, and review the unique opportunities that schools hold to intervene in student mental health. We will then discuss how the Jed Foundation adapted its evidence based Comprehensive Approach for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for college and universities to meet the unique needs of high school students. Finally, we will walk through the overarching strategies that the Jed Foundation uses to promote emotional well-being and prevent suicide in high schools.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the link between mental health and
    student achievement and resilience.
  2. Describe the opportunity for schools to intervene on student mental health
  3. Discuss how JED adapted its evidence-based Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (Comprehensive
    Approach) for college and univiersities
    to meet the unique needs of high school students.
  4. Review the overarching strategies that the Jed Foundation uses to promote emotional well-being and prevent suicide in high schools.

You may earn Continuing Education by attending the live webinar. ASHA members get free continuing education hours included with membership, non-members will have the opportunity to purchase certificates after the webinar.  Not sure if you’re a current ASHA member? Email info@ashaweb.org.