A framework of recommendations for colleges and universities to support the mental health of students of color

Date: 2017
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Guidelines/Recommendations
Author:  The Steve Fund and Jed Foundation (JED)
Publisher:  Equity in Mental Health Framework

The Equity in Mental Health Framework, a joint project of the JED Foundation and the Steve Fund conducted a data review of surveys of college students of color and programs to promote mental wellness among them. These results let them to draft a set of recommendations which were reviewed by 130 experts in higher education at a one day summit in NYC resulting in this finalized set of recommendations and implementation strategies. 

Populations:  Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years, Racial and Ethnic Groups, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos
Settings:  Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Colleges and Universities
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Behavioral Health Disorders, Depression/Bipolar
Planning and Implementing:  Culturally Based Practices, Cultural Competence, Partnerships and Coalitions, Communications and Outreach, Safe/Effective Messaging, Promoting Mental Health
Strategies:  Identify and Assist, Increase Help-Seeking, Life Skills and Resilience, Connectedness