About the JED Foundation
The JED Project is a national nonprofit organization that holds the goals of supporting and protecting the emotional health of our country’s 40 million high school and college students and to reduce the risks of substance abuse and suicide. JED collaborates with schools to create and enhance mental health and suicide prevention programming and systems; develop expert resources and create powerful partnerships so that students have the support they need, when and how they need it; and educate and empower young adults, families and the community to take action. Ithaca College is currently working with JED to assess the needs of our students and our community so that we can create an environment that supports the Academic, Behavioral, Cognitive, Physical, and Spiritual needs of all.
The Healthy Minds Study
From March 2-March 23, 2021, Ithaca College, with the support of JED Campus, will be conducting The Healthy Minds Study! The survey asks students to honestly convey their experiences of mental wellness support at IC, to identify aspirations and areas for community change, and to discuss how the College experience is impacting them emotionally. We plan to utilize your information to identify needs and priorities, benchmark against peer institutions, evaluate programs and policies, plan for services and programs, and advocate for resources. All students will be emailed an invitation and a link to the survey, beginning Tuesday, March 2, 2021. This survey will provide our campus with a detailed picture of mental health and related issues in the IC student population. Your voice matters!
Participation Incentives and How To Win
Every student who completes the Healthy Minds Survey can obtain a free “Mental Health Matters” sticker, designed by our very own Active Minds President, Michelle Pei, ’22. Just go to the Information Desk in the main lobby of the Campus Center to pick up your sticker! There will be two designs for you to choose from.
In addition, you will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for 1 of 2 $500 Amazon Gift cards or 1 of 10 $100 Amazon gift cards. (drawing will occur in summer of 2021 by the HMS research team at University of Michigan School of Public Health).
Privacy & Confidentiality
The Healthy Minds Study is designed to protect the privacy and confidentiality of participants. HMS is approved by the Ithaca College Institutional Review Board, IRB 242. To further protect respondent privacy, the survey is covered by a Certificate of Confidentiality from the National Institutes of Health.