SUNY Adirondack is looking to enhance student mental health. As of this week, they’re joining a national initiative to do so.
On Monday, SUNY Adirondack announced it had joined JED Campus, a program that strengthens mental health resources among student bodies and takes steps against substance abuse. Run by The Jed Foundation, the JED Campus program works to strengthen programs including suicide prevention and general mental health.
“SUNY Adirondack is excited to add this collaboration with JED to all the great support already offered across campus,” said Kate O’Sick, dean for Student Affairs at SUNY Adirondack. “We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has exasperated mental health issues for people of all ages, but especially for young people. We want to do everything possible to help our students be healthy, physically and emotionally.”