Parents and guardians, we are delighted to inform you that UMass Lowell has joined JED Campus - a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to empower schools with a comprehensive framework and customized support to enhance student mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention efforts. As a JED Campus school, UMass Lowell has embarked on a multi-year strategic collaboration that assesses and enhances the work that is already being done and helps to create positive, lasting systemic change in our campus community.
At UMass Lowell, we believe mental health promotion, substance misuse and suicide prevention efforts are a campus-wide responsibility. We understand the importance of providing a safe environment where your student can learn and grow, which is why we strive for excellence in making UMass Lowell a healthy and supportive community.
As a result of JED Campus, your student will develop a sense of belonging and connectedness to their peers, professors, advisors, coaches and staff across the campus community. Your student will also learn key life skills to manage their daily schedule, academic course load, relationships, and physical and mental health. Most of all, your student will be provided with resources and support encouraging them to seek help when needed.
Below are some additional resources for parents/guardians that may be helpful: